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Navajo Rug

Dublin Core

Title

Navajo Rug

Object

Farmington-Shiprock Yei 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

Pictorial, predominantly orange weaving depicting five figures and several cornstalks.

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

52'' Long

Dimension 2

39.5'' Wide

Object Date

Purchased in 1963

Material

Wool, natural and synthetic yarns/dyes

Construction

Hand-woven on a vertical loom: basic tapestry weave

Decoration

Pictorial Woven Pattern: Five figures are arranged side-by-side. One has an elongated body that extends along the sides and lower edge of the rug. The figures each hold what could be arrows or spears. Red cornstalks separate each of the figures.

Maker

Emma Bia

Maker Culture

Navajo

Collector

Elinor and Vincent Ostrom

Accession Number

2015-03-0184

Old Number

MM249.037, CAC#LR-033, OC#157

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 Emily Condon and Arisa Shibagaki 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 item 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/820.