Possibly Wide Ruins or Ganado Style Rug
Dah'iistł'ó refers to both the process of weaving on a loom, and its products.
Nomenclature Classification Term
Beige Navajo weaving decorated with a red and black serrate diamond pattern.
Do/De: Navajo woven textiles originated as clothing, but are most often used today as floor coverings, or hung on walls as decorative objects.
Wool, synthetic yarns, natural and synthetic dyes
Hand-woven on a vertical loom
Woven pattern includes central diamond design, which is red and black on beige. Smaller decorative elements, like the stepped red squares, are arranged in the negative space. Designs are completed in natural wool colors, with some natural or artificial black and red dyes.
Harold G. Shane
Southwestern United States
United States of America
Comments Object History
Donated by Harold G. Shane
This item is from the collections of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. Please contact the museum for use rights.
This object is from the collections of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures.
“Navajo Rug,” IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Digital Exhibits, accessed December 9, 2022, http://dlib.indiana.edu/omeka/mathers/items/show/817.