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Navajo Rug

Dublin Core

Title

Navajo Rug

Object

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 Coverings

Culture

Navajo

Brief Description

Grey woven rug with geometric decoration in black, white, red, and brown with patterned borders along the vertical sides and solid horizontal borders at each end.

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

PENDING

Dimension 2

PENDING

Material

Wool, natural and synthetic yarns and dyes

Construction

Hand-woven on a vertical loom

Decoration

Woven pattern with black and beige patterned border. Central design features hourglass and triangle shapes in beige and brown on grey.

Maker Culture

Navajo

Collector

Donated by Mary Mathers Petelik and Abby Mathers Wodock

Accession Number

2016-03-0013

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/837.