Wide Ruins Style Rug
Dah'iistł'ó refers to both the process of weaving on a loom, and its products.
Nomenclature Classification Term
Beige weaving with a dark border that features a saw-tooth pattern along vertical edges. Repeated diamond design adorns its surface in salmon, black, and yellow.
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, natural and synthetic yarns, vegetable dyes
Hand-woven on a vertical loom: basic tapestry weave
Woven pattern including black and/or indigo border with saw-tooth decoration along the vertical sides and a double-bar on top and bottom. Nested, brightly colored diamonds repeat vertically across the rug's face.
Elinor and Vincent Ostrom
Southwestern United States
United States of America
Comments Object History
Bequest from Elinor and Vincent Ostrom
Catalogued by Arisa Shibagaki and Emily Condon in 2013
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/818.