Farmington-Shiprock Yei Style Rug
Dah'iistł'ó refers to both the process of weaving on a loom, and its products.
Nomenclature Classification Term
Pictorial, predominantly orange weaving depicting five figures and several cornstalks.
Do/De: Navajo woven textiles originated as clothing, but are most often used today as floor coverings, or hung on walls as decorative objects.
Purchased in 1963
Wool, natural and synthetic yarns/dyes
Hand-woven on a vertical loom: basic tapestry weave
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.
Elinor and Vincent Ostrom
MM249.037, CAC#LR-033, OC#157
Southwestern United States
United States of America
Comments Object History
Bequest from Elinor and Vincent Ostrom
Catalogued by Emily Condon and Arisa Shibagaki in 2013
This item is from the collections of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. Please contact the museum for use rights.
This item 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/820.