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Navajo Rug

Dublin Core

Title

Navajo Rug

Object

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

Large weaving with dark, patterned border and central diamond design in the bold reds and blacks commonly associated with the Ganado style.

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

112'' Long

Dimension 2

65.5'' Wide

Object Date

Purchased in 1965

Material

Wool, natural and synthetic yarns/dyes

Construction

Hand-woven on a vertical loom: basic tapestry weave

Decoration

Woven pattern with dark, patterned border. Central design motif is a stepped diamond in red, white, and beige. Stepped triangles in white occupy the border's interior corners.

Maker Culture

Navajo

Collector

Elinor and Vincent Ostrom

Accession Number

2015-03-0186

Old Number

MM249.089, CAC#LR-120, OC#112

Locale

Southwestern United States

State

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/821.