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Navajo Rug

Dublin Core

Title

Navajo Rug

Object

Teec Nos Pos 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 Coverings

Culture

Navajo

Brief Description

Beige woven rug with diamond and double diamond shapes in blue and brown, each outlined with a pattern of white hourglass shapes.

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

72'' Long

Dimension 2

48'' Wide

Object Date

Early to mid-Twentieth Century

Material

Wool, natural and synthetic yarns and/or dyes

Construction

Woven on a vertical loom

Decoration

Woven pattern with dark border. Beige field of diamonds and double diamonds. White hourglass shapes outline the diamonds, and red/green hourglass shapes at their centers. Grey and green bands at either end.

Maker Culture

Navajo

Collector

Donated by Crispina and Ian McDonald

Accession Number

1996-03-0067

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 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/835.