Ganado Style Rug
Dah'iistł'ó refers to both the process of weaving on a loom, and its products.
Nomenclature Classification Term
Large weaving with dark, patterned border and central diamond design in the bold reds and blacks commonly associated with the Ganado style.
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 1965
Wool, natural and synthetic yarns/dyes
Hand-woven on a vertical loom: basic tapestry weave
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.
Elinor and Vincent Ostrom
MM249.089, CAC#LR-120, OC#112
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/821.