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Navajo Rug

Dublin Core

Title

Navajo Rug

Object

Chinle or Wide Ruins Style Rug

Native Name

Dah'iistł'ó refers to both the process of weaving on a loom, and its products.

Nomenclature Category

2: FURNISHINGS

Nomenclature Classification Term

Floor Covering

Culture

Navajo

Brief Description

Woven rug with horizontal bands of solid earth tones and zoned diamond patterns.

Use

o/De: Navajo woven textiles originated as clothing, but are most often used today as floor coverings, or hung on walls as decorative objects.

Dimension 1

73'' Long

Dimension 2

46.5'' Wide

Material

Wool, natural and synthetic yarns, vegetable dye

Construction

Hand-woven on a vertical loom

Decoration

End to end pattern of horizontal stripes and zoned diamond patterns. Vegetable dyes produce earthy greens and yellows.

Maker Culture

Navajo

Collector

Elinor Ostrom

Accession Number

2015-03-0187

Old Number

MM248.18, CAC#LS-40, OC#225

Locale

Southwestern United States

State

Arizona/New Mexico

Country

United States of America

Continent

North America

Comments Object History

Bequest from Elinor and Vincent Ostrom

Cataloging History

Catalogued by Arisa Shibagaki and Emily Condon in 2013

Rights Holder

This item is from the collections of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. Please contact the museum for use rights.

Subject

FLOOR COVERING:

Provenance

This object is from the collections of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures.

Collection

Citation

“Navajo Rug,” IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Digital Exhibits, accessed December 9, 2022, http://dlib.indiana.edu/omeka/mathers/items/show/816.