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Navajo Rug

Dublin Core

Title

Navajo Rug

Object

Two Grey Hills 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 with grey stepped diamonds outlined in black and white.

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

70'' Long

Dimension 2

40'' Wide

Object Date

1900-1920

Material

Wool, synthetic yarns

Construction

Woven on a vertical loom

Decoration

Woven pattern with dark border, dominated by stepped diamonds. Diamond pattern is outlined in black and white, with crosses, diamonds and chevrons at the center of each grey diamond.

Maker Culture

Navajo

Collector

Museum Purchase

Accession Number

1964-51-0001

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/836.