Crystal or Wide Ruins Style Rug
Dah'iistł'ó refers to both the process of weaving on a loom, and its products.
Nomenclature Classification Term
Grey weaving with horizontal bands of color, as well as diagonal patterns of checkered black and white, and serrate diamond motifs.
Do/De: Navajo woven textiles originated as clothing, but are most often used today as floor coverings, or hung on walls as decorative objects.
Early to mid-Twentieth Century
Wool, natural and synthetic yarns/dyes
Hand-woven on a vertical loom
Woven pattern: Zones of dense geometric decoration, including stark diagonals and bold color contrasts, set apart by horizontal bands of solid color. Predominantly grey with some white, yellow, brown and black.
Elinor and Vincent Ostrom
MM249.014, CAC#B-23, OC#61
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 5, 2023, http://dlib.indiana.edu/omeka/mathers/items/show/822.