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Navajo Rug

Dublin Core

Title

Navajo Rug

Object

Possibly Wide Ruins or Ganado 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

Beige Navajo weaving decorated with a red and black serrate diamond pattern.

Use

Do/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

64'' Long

Dimension 2

41'' Wide

Object Date

1920-35

Material

Wool, synthetic yarns, natural and synthetic dyes

Construction

Hand-woven on a vertical loom

Decoration

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.

Maker Culture

Navajo

Collector

Harold G. Shane

Accession Number

1988-11-0001

Locale

Southwestern United States

State

Arizona

Country

United States of America

Continent

North America

Comments Object History

Donated by Harold G. Shane

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/817.