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Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0001   CAS 2013-0003-0001; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County San Juan
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Shiprock area
Maker's Name Annie Charlie
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: 4 or 5-ply cotton or synthetic string; Weft: Single ply, commercially spun natural, carded, and commercially dyed wool; Aniline dyes
Description Small rectangular yei-style rug woven entirely in plain, weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Design consists of four identical stylized yei figures, all standing in a row in full frontal view, each with gray feet, rust-brown legs and bodies, and square white head with gray neck ruff, black hair, and turquoise colored earrings with red tips; Both arms are held upward, holding a pair of stylized feather streamers (left to right, first pair is red, 2nd is medium brown, 3rd is gray, and 4th is black); Each figure also wears a short gray, white, and dark brown skirt and a white necklace with turquoise-colored pendant; Fifth rainbow yei figure surrounds other figures on three sides (bottom and 2 sides) of rug and is similar to others except that its body is half gray and half dark brown and both arms are held to one side; All figures are on a plain white background; Rust-brown border framing rug on all four edges is straight-edged along ends, with reciprocating serrated edge along sides; Selvage and end cords are black; Typical of yei-style rugs, this one was woven longer than wide but is intended to be viewed wider than long.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 44.5, Length = 53.5

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0002   CAS 2013-0003-0002; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County San Juan
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Shiprock area
Maker's Name Annie Charlie
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: 2-ply cotton or synthetic string; Weft: Single ply, commercially spun natural, carded, and commercially dyed wool; Aniline dyes
Description Small rectangular yei-style rug woven entirely in plain, weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Design consists of four identical stylized yei figures, all standing in a row in full frontal view, each with gray feet, black legs and bodies, and square white head with gray neck ruff, black hair, and turquoise colored earrings with red tips; Both arms are held upward, holding a pair of stylized feather streamers (left to right, first pair is gray, 2nd is dark brown, 3rd is gray, and 4th is dark brown); Each figure also wears a short gray, black, and red skirt and a white necklace with turquoise-colored pendant; Fifth rainbow yei figure surrounds other figures on three sides (bottom and 2 sides) of rug and is similar to others except that its body is half gray and half red and both arms are held to one side; All figures are on a plain white background; Black border framing rug on all four edges is straight-edged along ends, with reciprocating serrated edge along sides; Selvage cords are white and end cords are gray; Typical of yei-style rugs, this one was woven longer than wide but is intended to be viewed wider than long.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 40.2, Length = 55.5

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0003   CAS 2013-0003-0003; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County San Juan
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Shiprock area
Maker's Name Annie Charlie
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: 2-ply commercial string; Weft: Single ply, commercially spun natural, carded, and commercially dyed wool; Aniline dyes
Description Small rectangular yei-style rug woven entirely in plain, weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Design consists of four identical stylized yei figures, all standing in a row in full frontal view, each with gray feet, turquoise green-colored legs and bodies, and square white head with brown neck ruff, black hair, and turquoise colored earrings with red tips; Both arms are held upward, holding a pair of stylized feather streamers (left to right, first pair is medium brown, 2nd is dark brown and black, 3rd is medium brown, and 4th is black); Each figure also wears a short gray and white skirt and a white necklace with red pendant; Fifth rainbow yei figure surrounds other figures on three sides (bottom and 2 sides) of rug and is similar to others except that its body is half light gray and half dark gray and both arms are held to one side; All figures are on a plain white background; Turquoise green border framing rug on all four edges is straight-edged along ends, with reciprocating serrated edge along sides; Selvage cords are black and end cords are white; Typical of yei-style rugs, this one was woven longer than wide but is intended to be viewed wider than long.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 40.2, Length = 54.2

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0004   CAS 2013-0003-0004; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County San Juan
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Shiprock area
Maker's Name Annie Charlie
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Cotton string; Weft: Processed natural, carded and aniline-dyed wool
Description Small rectangular yei-style rug woven entirely in plain, weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Design consists of four identical stylized yei figures, all standing in a row in full frontal view, each with brown feet, white legs and bodies, and square white head with brown neck ruff, black hair, and turquoise colored earrings with red tips; Both arms are held upward, holding a pair of stylized feather streamers (left to right, first pair is red, 2nd is dark brown, 3rd is red, and 4th is black); Each figure also wears a short gray, white, and red skirt and a red necklace with turquoise-colored pendant; Fifth rainbow yei figure surrounds other figures on three sides (bottom and 2 sides) of rug and is similar to others except that its body is half gray and half red and both arms are held to one side; All figures are on a plain light gray background; Black border framing rug on all four edges is straight-edged along ends, with reciprocating serrated edge along sides; Selvage cords are white and end cords are very light gray; Typical of yei-style rugs, this one was woven longer than wide but is intended to be viewed wider than long.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 39.3, Length = 57.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0005   CAS 2013-0003-0005; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County San Juan
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Shiprock area
Maker's Name James Begay
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: 4 or 5-ply commercial string; Weft: Single ply, commercially spun natural, carded, and aniline dyed wool; Aniline dyes
Description Small rectangular yei-style rug woven entirely in plain, weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Design consists of four identical stylized yei figures, all standing in a row in full frontal view, each with black feet, gray legs and bodies, and square white head with black neck ruff, black hair, and turquoise colored earrings with red tips; Both arms are held upward, holding a stylized red and black feather streamers in each hand; Each figure a turquoise-colored necklace with red pendant; The two figures in the center each wears a short red skirt, while the figures on the outside each wears a black skirt; Fifth rainbow yei figure surrounds other figures on three sides (bottom and 2 sides) of rug and is similar to others except that its mid-body is half red, white, and black and both arms are held to one side; All figures are on a plain white background; Black border framing rug on all four edges is straight-edged along ends, with reciprocating serrated edge along sides; Border is interrupted by white “spirit line” in one corner; Selvage and end cords are black; Typical of yei-style rugs, this one was woven longer than wide but is intended to be viewed wider than long.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 38.0, Length = 51.2

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0006   CAS 2013-0003-0006; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona, New Mexico
County
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1920s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: 3-ply cotton string; Weft: Handspun natural, carded, and aniline-dyed wool; Aniline dyes
Description Rectangular rug woven entirely in plain, weft-faced tapestry technique non-interlocking joins; Banded design consists of three bands, each showing 3 identical stylized yei figures standing in full frontal pose, with light brown feet, dark brown legs and skirt, red torso, arms and neck, and square rust-brown head outlined in dark brown, with an orange (lavender on figures in middle row) earring suspended on either side of the neck; The three figures are woven on a plain white background; Alternating between the three rows of yei figures are two double rows of opposing chevrons in colors of white, orange, and two shades of brown; The two rows of chevrons in each band are, themselves, bisected by a narrower plainweave band in colors of white, dark brown, gray, and red; Narrow gray band borders each end of the rug; Both selvage and end cords are lavender.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 76.0, Length = 156.0

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0007   CAS 2013-0003-0007; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: The Gap area
Maker's Name Alma Hardy
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Handspun red wool; outermost warp comprise 1 red and two green warp; Weft: Single ply handspun natural, carded, and aniline dyed wool; Aniline dyes
Description Rectangular rug woven entirely in plain, weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Design consists of of four identical yei dance figures arranged in two rows of two figures each, with each figure shown standing in a full frontal pose, wearing red moccasins, a black and red skirt, a red, black, and white sash belt, and a turquoise colored necklace; Their legs and upper torsos are white and their arms are held in at their fronts holding a gourd rattle in one hand and a pine bough in the other; Each figure also wears a white mask with black hair, green neck ruff, and two black and white eagle feathers; Figures are woven on a plain gray background, with a narrow white border on all four sides which is straight edged along the ends and serrated along the sides; A wider black outer border is also straight edged along the ends and serrated along the sides; Rug does not have selvage cords (outermost warp is tripled) and end cords are dark brown.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 64.0, Length = 102.2

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0008   CAS 2013-0003-0008; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Round Rock, AZ
Maker's Name Nora Tasie (possibly Tosie or Tsosie)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: 3-ply cotton string; Weft: Single ply commercially spun natural, carded, and aniline-dyed wool; Aniline dyes
Description Rectangular yeibichai style rug woven entirely in plain, weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Design consists of single file row of 6 male yei dancers, shown in profile, each wearing coral-colored moccasins, red and green garters, short multi-colored skirts with tailing fox skin, and red and green streamers suspended from their upper arms and down their backs; Each dancer also wears a turquoise-colored mask with green neck ruff and two eagle feathers at top, and each carries a gourd rattle in one hand and a pin bough in the other; Standing at the head of the line of dancers is Hastseyalti or Talking God, the principal Navajo deity, dressed in coral-colored moccasins, rust brown pants, red shirt, and white buckskin cape; His head mask is white with a green neck ruff and a crown of black and white eagle feathers, and he carries a brown fox skin in one hand; Behind the line of dancers is Tonenili, who appears during the Yeibichai or Nightway ceremony, partly to direct the dancers but also to provide some comedic relief; He is dressed in coral-colored moccasins, rust brown pants, and gold shirt; His mask is similar to those of the dancers, except his has a crown of eagle feathers instead of just two; He carries a gold fox skin in one hand; Figures are all shown against a plain gray background, flanked above and below by a wide band comprising three rows of narrow interlocking triangles in colors of black, white, and brown; Inner white border and outer black border frame rug on all four edges and are straight-edged along ends and consist of interlocking triangles along sides; Rug lacks selvage cords; End cords are white; Border is interrupted by gray “spirit Line” extending to gray center of rug.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 79.5, Length = 113.5

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0009   CAS 2013-0003-0009; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County San Juan
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Shiprock area
Maker's Name Barbara Benally
Date of Manufacture 1980
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural (white) wool; Weft: 2 ply processed natural, carded, and dyed wool; Aniline dyes
Description Rectangular sandpainting style rug woven entirely in plain, weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Design consists of sandpainting motif from the Beautyway ceremony, showing the four sacred mountains in the center (in the sacred colors of blue, white, yellow, and black) surrounded by four stylized frogs (also in the four sacred colors) alternating with the four sacred plants, namely corn, tobacco, beans, and squash (in this rendition, beans are actually shown twice in lieu of tobacco); Surrounding the entire sandpainting on three sides is a rainbow guardian yei with a white lower body, an elongated blue and coral-colored midsection, and a brown face; The top of the painting which is not protected by the guardian yei is protected by a pair of smaller frogs (1 yellow and 12 black); Entire sandpainting is woven on a plain tan background, framed on all four edges by a plain gray border; Selvage and end cords are white. This rug was awarded a first prize ribbon at the 1980 New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 132.0, Length = 142.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0010   CAS 2013-0003-0010; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County San Juan
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Shiprock area
Maker's Name Barbara Benally
Date of Manufacture 1983
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural (white) wool; Weft: 2 ply processed natural, carded, and dyed wool; Aniline dyes
Description Rectangular sandpainting style rug woven entirely in plain, weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Design consists of the Feathered Arrow People sandpainting motif, comprising the sacred lake in the center, surrounded by four standing deity figures, each similarly costumed and each with pair of streamers suspended from each outstretched arm and flanked on one side by a bow and on the other by an arrow or a feathered staff (?); Two of the figures are similar in their colors and accessories, while the other two are also more similar to each other in the same respects; Alternating with the deity figures is a multi-branched plant, depicted in similar fashion but in different colors (yellow, white, blue, and black) corresponding to the four sacred colors; A red and blue rainbow streamer with black and white eagle feathers at either end surrounds and protects the painting on three sides; The fourth or open side of the painting is protected by two smaller guardian figures, one in black and one in white; Entire sandpainting is woven on a plain tan background; Selvage and end cords are white. This rug was awarded a first prize ribbon at the 1983 New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque, NM.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 132.0, Length = 146.5

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0011   CAS 2013-0003-0011; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Coconino
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Cedar Ridge
Maker's Name Bessie Sellers
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply handspun natural, carded, and dyed wool; Aniline (black) and vegetal (gold) dyes
Description Rectangular Storm Pattern style rug woven entirely in plain, weft-faced tapestry technique with joins; Design consists of a series of concentric rectangular motifs in center in carded brown, black, and white with white zigzag lines radiating out from each corner to smaller but similar concentric rectangular units in similar colors in each corner of the rug, all woven on a gold-colored background; Narrow white inner border and wider black outer border frame rug along all four edges; Borders are straight-edged along both ends of rug and form a reciprocating feather pattern along the sides; Selvage and end cords are white.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 79.7, Length = 99.5

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0012   CAS 2013-0003-0012; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Coconino
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply handspun natural, carded, and dyed wool; Vegetal dye (gold)
Description Rectangular Storm Pattern rug woven entirely in plain, weft-faced tapestry technique with interlocking joins; Pattern begins in center with column of stacked gold colored bars and diamonds on white background, flanked along both sides by column of stacked black bars and diamonds, the latter continuing in terraced segments extending to each corner of the rug, where the final segment is bisected by a gold-colored vertical bar; Remaining spaces on design field are filled with geometric elements, including feather like motif and a waterbug motif, in colors of black, white, and gold; Background of design field is dark gray; Design is framed along all four edges by a double border, the inner one being white and the outer one being black; Both borders are straight edged along ends of rug and form a reciprocating pattern of terraced triangles along both sides; Rug does not have selvage cords; End cords are white; Weft yarns of this rug are extremely coarsely spun, making the rug very thick.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 90.5, Length = 148.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0013   CAS 2013-0003-0013; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Navajo
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Dinnebito
Maker's Name Betty Lou Begay
Date of Manufacture 1990
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply re-spun processed natural, carded, and dyed wool; Aniline dyes (red and black)
Description Rectangular Storm Pattern rug woven entirely in plain, weft-faced tapestry technique with interlocking joins; Center rectangular motif contains several concentric terraced diamond shapes in black, white, and two shades of gray, flanked along the sides by a vertical gray bars with feather like projections on a white background; This latter motif continues in terraced segments from each corner of the center motif toward each corner of the rug, where each terminates in smaller rectangular motif containing a miniature Navajo rug whose design consists of vertical columns of white, black, and gray triangles; Numerous other design units in black, white, and gray fill the remaining space of the design field, all on a red background; Entire design is framed on all four edges by an inner gray border and an outer black border, which are straight-edged along the ends of the rug and which form a reciprocating pattern of paired terraced triangles along the sides of the rug; Rug does not have selvage cords, but outermost warp is doubled; End cords are red.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 80.0, Length = 113.2

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0014   CAS 2013-0003-0014; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Apache
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Chinle
Maker's Name Ella Yazzie
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply re-spun processed natural, carded, and dyed wool; Aniline dyes (red and black)
Description Rectangular Chinle-style rug woven entirely in plain, weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Design consists of 4 bands that each contain a row of contiguous concentric serrated diamonds in red, white, and black on a medium gray background, alternating with five plainer bands; Of the five plainer bands, the outermost one at either end has a decorative gray band in center, flanked by plain red and white bands, all on black background, while the 3 remaining plainer bands show the same decorative gray center band, but it is flanked by a red and white band woven in the beading technique, again on a black background; Selvage and end cords are all black.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 71.2, Length = 102.7

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0015   CAS 2013-0003-0015; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Apache
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Chinle
Maker's Name Ella Yazzie
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply re-spun processed natural and dyed wool; Aniline dyes
Description Rectangular Chinle-style rug woven entirely in plain, weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Design consists of 3 bands that each contain a row of contiguous concentric serrated diamonds in rose, navy blue, white, and maroon on a mauve background, alternating with four plainer bands; Of the four plainer bands, the outermost one at either end has a decorative mauve and navy blue band in center that is woven in Crystal technique, flanked by plain rose, white and navy blue bands, while the 2 remaining plainer bands show the same decorative mauve and navy blue center band, but it is flanked by a rose and white band and a navy blue and mauve band, both woven in the beading technique; Selvage and end cords are all mauve. Compare this rug with CAS 2013-0004-0002, another rug by Ella Yazzie and whose design is identical.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 50.2, Length = 73.0

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0016   CAS 2013-0003-0016; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Apache
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Tsaile, AZ area
Maker's Name “S”
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply processed natural and dyed wool; Aniline dyes
Description Rectangular Chinle-style rug woven entirely in plain, weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Design consists of 4 bands that each contain a row of contiguous concentric serrated diamonds in spruce green, white, gray-tan, and rust brown on a spruce green background, alternating with five plainer bands, each made up of very narrow bands in spruce green, white, gray-tan, and rust brown on a background of medium brown; Weaver’s initial (?) “S’ is woven in white near one corner of rug; Selvage and end cords are both gray-tan and medium brown (both colors on each side and each end). See CAS 2013-0004-0005 for another rug by same weaver.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 50.8, Length = 77.5

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0017   CAS 2013-0003-0017; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County San Juan
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Two Grey Hills
Maker's Name Lillian Lee
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply handspun natural and carded wool
Description Rectangular Two Grey Hills style rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with interlocking joins; Design consists of a single large single large diamond motif in the center, made of many smaller concentric terraced diamonds, some of which are plain and others with hooked appendages in colors of dark brown, white, and medium gray on a tan background; Three smaller terraced diamonds (1 each in medium brown, black, and white) are located in each corner; Triple border frames the rug along all four edges; Innermost border consists of row of contiguous gray terraced triangles along sides and outlined in medium brown, followed by a reciprocating border in white; Both of these borders are straight edged along the ends of the rug; Outermost border is plain black and is straight edged along all four sides; Gray spirit line extends from innermost gray border to outer edge of rug near one corner; Selvage cords are tan and end cords are black.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 89.5, Length = 129.2

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0018   CAS 2013-0003-0018; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County San Juan
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Toadlena
Maker's Name Larry Nathaniel
Date of Manufacture 1992
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply handspun natural, carded, and dyed wool; Aniline dye (black)
Description Rectangular Two Grey Hills style rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with interlocking joins; Geometric design includes a large double composite and concentric diamond in the center in colors of medium brown, white, black, and darker gray-brown, all outlined in a open network of black with light and medium brown terraced triangles at each turn; Large triangle comprising several concentric triangles in similar colors and design fills each corner of the rug, all of which are woven on a very light gray background; Triple border in white, medium gray, and black frames rug along all four edges; Inner white and light gray borders show reciprocating pattern of terraced triangles along sides, while their edges are straight along the ends; Outermost black border is straight edged along all four edges except for series of short rectangular projections along the sides, pointing toward center of rug; Light gray spirit line extends from light gray background across all three borders in one corner of rug; Selvage and end cords are light gray.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 86.6, Length = 138.1

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0019   CAS 2013-0003-0019; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation
Maker's Name Mary Blackhorse
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply natural, carded, and dyed wool; Aniline dye (red and black); Vegetal (?) dye (gold)
Description Rectangular Teec Nos Pos style rug, woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Design consists of a disparate black diamond in the center, within a larger white terraced diamond, all on a dark gray background; Small black terraced diamond outlined in red and enclosing a gold-colored 4-point star is located in each corner of the rug; Double border frames rug on all four edges; Inner narrow border is gold-colored and straight edged, but also has pendant gold-colored flags along its outer edge which overlap the wider outermost black border; A very narrow white band has been woven along each end of the rug; Rug does not have selvage cords; End cords are white.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 93.5, Length = 152.5

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0020   CAS 2013-0003-0020; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County San Juan
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: probably Crystal area
Maker's Name M. Begay
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply handspun natural and dyed wool; Vegetal dyes
Description Rectangular Crystal-style rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Borderless, banded design consists of plain, wavy Crystal-weave, and design horizontal bands, predominately in shades of yellow; Each end begins with plain bands in medium brown, pale yellow, and white; Next are two bands woven in wavy Crystal-weave technique in gold and white or gold and yellow: Center of rug shows a design band (repeated 4 times) of contiguous arrow shapes (pale yellow, light and medium brown, and white) alternating with double bands woven in wavy Crystal-weave technique; Selvage and end cords are gray. This rug was awarded a red second place ribbon at the 1982 New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, NM.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 84.0, Length = 120.5
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