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Navajo Rug

Dublin Core

Title

Navajo Rug

Object

"Hubbell Revival" 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

Woven rug in red, black, and grey with a central checkered pattern, and horizontal bands of diagonal striping above and below the checkered field.

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

65.5'' Long

Dimension 2

39'' Wide

Object Date

c. 1910-1920

Material

Wool, bayeta, synthetic yarns or dyes

Construction

Hand woven on a vertical loom

Decoration

Grey woven rug with horizontal patterned bands of decoration in red, black and white. The central design area is checkered with serrate diamonds in red and black. Elsewhere, there are bands of diagonal stripes and white chevrons.

Collector

Donated by Abby Mathers Wodock

Accession Number

MM00143.12

Locale

Southwestern United States

State

Arizona/New Mexico

Country

United States of America

Continent

North America

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 object 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/827.