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CAS 2012-0003-0001   CAS 2012-0003-0001; Saddle blanket
Category Textiles
Object Name Saddle blanket
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona or New Mexico
County
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation area
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1910-1930
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: natural handspun wool; Weft: natural, carded, and aniline dyed wool
Description Double saddle blanket woven entirely in plain tapestry technique; Design field is divided in half across the center by a wide band that was originally pink and beige; One end of the design field features beige Maltese crosses with pink centers and outlined in green with hooked appendages, all on a white background; Opposite end of design field shows rows of small squares stacked diagonally across the corners in colors of light pink, light gray, dark gray, beige, dark brown, and dark pink, all on white background; Selvage cords and end cords are white; Numerous large lazy lines are present down the center of the blanket; Corners were originally augmented with pink wool tassels.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 96.0, Length = ca. 130.0

Catalog Number CAS 2012-0003-0002   CAS 2012-0003-0002; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona or New Mexico
County Apache
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Town: Chinle
Maker's Name Unknown (possibly last name of Begay)
Date of Manufacture 1970
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: commercially spun wool; Weft: commercially spun natural and aniline dyed wool
Description Rug woven entirely in tapestry weave; non-regional design consists of a central column of four concentric serrated diamonds in colors of medium brown, white, light gray and black, all on a beige background; Entire design field is framed on all four sides by a narrow coral red inner border which is straight along the ends but forms a rectilinear meander pattern along the sides; A plain outer border is black; Selvage cords are medium gray and end cords are light gray.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 54.7, Length = 94.0

Catalog Number CAS 2012-0003-0003   CAS 2012-0003-0003; Sash
Category Textiles
Object Name Sash
Culture Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo)
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County Rio Arriba
Other Geographic Data Okhay Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo )
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Cotton string; Corn husks
Description Rain sash woven entirely in warp-faced technique; Design consists of raised zigzag line that runs entire length of sash on one face only, flanked on either side by short chevrons, both accomplished by skipping over several wefts at regular intervals; At each end of the sash, the warps are grouped to form six short tabs, whose ends pass through cotton-wrapped corn husk rings, and then hang pendant as long fringes.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 10.0, Thickness = 0.3, Length = ca. 175.0

Catalog Number CAS 2012-0003-0004   CAS 2012-0003-0004; Sash wall hanging
Category Textiles
Object Name Sash wall hanging
Culture Jemez Pueblo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County Sandoval
Other Geographic Data Jemez Pueblo
Maker's Name Lucy Yepa Lowden
Date of Manufacture 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp and weft: white cotton string; Secondary weft: commercial wool yarn; Aniline dyes
Description Wall hanging made in form of half of a traditional dance sash, featuring Pueblo brocade in dark green, red, lilac, and black on rectangular piece of hand-woven warp-faced white cotton cloth; Designs are woven in bands of solid color, with each band incorporating negative white designs accomplished by passing the embroidery yarns over or under select numbers of foundation warps; Designs include rain and cloud symbols; At top edge, the base fabric is folded over and stitched to form a sleeve through which a wooden hanging rod passes; At bottom edge, paired plied warps are replied together and left as long fringe. This wall hanging was awarded a first place ribbon in its class in 1986 at the 65th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market, judged by Kate Peck Kent and Bruce Bernstein. [Artist’s copy of ribbon is in accession file.]
Dimensions (cm) Width = 33.3, Thickness = 1.5, Length = 56.5

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CAS 2012-0003-0005   CAS 2012-0003-0005; Katsina
Category Carvings
Object Name Katsina
Culture Hopi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Navajo
Other Geographic Data Hopi Indian Reservation
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s to 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Cottonwood root; Commercial paints; Feathers; Wool yarn; Commercial cloth
Description 3-dimensional carved figure representing Kwahu or Eagle katsina, shown in standing position slightly leaning to one side with his wings outstretched; Figure’s upper torso is painted a coral color, with broad yellow patch extending across left shoulder and down front and back and down left upper arm, and large blue patch across right shoulder and extending down front and back and down right upper arm; Left forearm is painted blue and right forearm is painted yellow; Hands and mid-torso down to knees are painted white; Left leg below knee and foot are painted yellow, while right leg below knee and foot are blue; Figure wears short carved and painted dance kilt at front, carved and painted dance sash at right side, carved and painted sash belt around waist, and carved and painted feather bundle at rear; Black yarns are tied at each knee and on each wrist; Carved and painted case mask is turquoise colored on face and brown on reverse; Large yellow beak extends from mask, with black inverted “V” above it; Red tab ears are decorated with bits of cloth to look like deer skin; Mask is decorated with various gray feathers around neck, and on reverse; Carved and painted (turquoise colored) bundle on figure’s forehead represents corn husk bundle usually worn by katsina; Both arms of figure are decorated with a row of larger gray and black feathers and rabbit fur (?) to represent the eagle’s wing feathers.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 41.0, Width = 38.7, Depth = 15.4

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CAS 2012-0003-0006   CAS 2012-0003-0006; Katsina
Category Carvings
Object Name Katsina
Culture Hopi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Navajo
Other Geographic Data Hopi Indian Reservation
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1960s to 1970s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Cottonwood root; Paint; Feathers; Commercial ribbon; Wool yarn; Artificial plant fiber; Cotton string
Description 3-dimensional carving representing Qömuvho’te (aka Hoote or Ho-ó-te) (no translation), shown in standing position; This katsina appears in the summer mixed katsinam dances and is a messenger to the rain gods; Figure’s upper torso is painted red or orange, except for area around neck and shoulders and forearms which are painted yellow; Legs are also painted yellow; Figure is dressed in carved and painted dance kilt (canvas strip along bottom is painted with design) and carved and painted dance sash at right side, all held in place with carved and painted sash belt; Painted blue and red moccasins are worn on feet; Black case mask includes black horns at sides painted with blue stripes; bulging black and white eyes, protruding snout mouth, white star and moon painted on cheeks, and multi-colored triangular area on top; Neck ruff made from artificial plant fibers simulates pine bough neck ruff; Mixed feather bundle is secured to top of mask and single black feather is suspended from each horn; Blue yarns are tied to each wrist and orange ribbon sash is draped diagonally across figure’s right shoulder; Figure carries blue rattle in right hand and bow in left hand, and is standing atop wooden block painted with cloud symbols on front, various animal tracks on back, ear of corn alongside each foot, and yellow, blue, and red bands along each side.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 35.4, Width = 16.0, Depth = 14.4

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CAS 2012-0003-0007   CAS 2012-0003-0007; Katsina
Category Carvings
Object Name Katsina
Culture Hopi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Navajo
Other Geographic Data Hopi Indian Reservation: Third Mesa: Villages of Hotevilla and Bacavi
Maker's Name Ted Puhuyesva
Date of Manufacture ca. 1983
Collection Name N/A
Materials Cottonwood root; Paint; Feathers; Wool yarn
Description 3-dimensional but flat carving representing Koyemsi (Mudhead) katsina, in the form intended for use in a cradle as a baby’s first katsina carving; Figure’s head is painted rust brown with spherical knob at each side and on top to simulate the knobs on its actual head or mask; Eyes and mouth are representing by short, bulging circles with black centers; Clothing on stylized body is painted white with 3 red vertical stripes at bottom; One shoulder is turquoise colored and the other is mustard yellow, and these colors are reversed on the arms that had been held against the chest; Small feathers were originally attached to each knob on the mask; Length of black wool yarn is tied around neck to suspect figure from wall; Artist’s name and both Hopi and English name of katsina are printed in pencil on base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 17.0, Width = 9.7, Depth = 2.6

Catalog Number CAS 2012-0003-0008   CAS 2012-0003-0008; Carving (woman)
Category Carvings
Object Name Carving (woman)
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County San Juan
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Lake Valley
Maker's Name Johnson Antonio (b. 1931 or 1935)
Date of Manufacture 1990
Collection Name N/A
Materials Cottonwood root; Paint
Description 3-dimensional carving of Navajo woman, shown in standing position, dress in a turquoise-colored blouse, and wrapped tightly in a half red, half blue blanket; She wears brown laced-up boots on her feet; Woman’s hair is pulled back and worn in the traditional Navajo chongo style and secured with a large barrette (carved and painted to simulate silver encrusted with turquoise); Artist’s name and year (’90) are printed with ball point pen on figure’s feet.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 41.1, Width = 9.2, Depth = 9.9

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CAS 2012-0003-0009   CAS 2012-0003-0009; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Utah
County San Juan
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation: Community: Navajo Mountain
Maker's Name Jackie Chief
Date of Manufacture ca. 1990s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: whole and split/peeled willow (Salix sp.) or sumac shoots; Weft: peeled and split willow or sumac (Rhus sp.) shoots; Piñon pine pitch
Description Medium sized round basket with flat base, steep rounded sides that flare outward to mid-level height, then taper in gradually toward neck and flare out again toward rim; Basket is woven in open-spaced coiling technique, using peeled willow or sumac shoots over bundle foundation of whole and split willow or sumac shoots; Rim finish is tapered coil; Interior and exterior covered with heavy coated of piñon pine pitch.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 22.0, Depth = 9.9, Rim Diam = 16.5, Max Diam = 21.0

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CAS 2012-0003-0010   CAS 2012-0003-0010; Basketry jar
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry jar
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona or Utah
County
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation area
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s to 1990s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: whole and split/peeled willow (Salix sp.) or sumac shoots; Weft: peeled and split willow or sumac (Rhus sp.) shoots; Piñon pine pitch
Description Small round basketry jar with flat base, globose body, and short vertical neck; Basket is woven in coiled technique, using peeled and split willow or sumac shoots probably over bundle of whole or split willow or sumac shoots; Pair of braided horsehair loop handles are woven into basket on one side of the shoulder; Interior and exterior are covered with a heavy coating of piñon pine pitch.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.1, Depth = 9.9, Rim Diam = 4.7, Max Diam = 9.1

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CAS 2012-0003-0011   CAS 2012-0003-0011; Bowl
Category Pottery; Vessels
Object Name Bowl
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Coconino
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Cow Springs
Maker's Name Rose Williams (1915 - 2015)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1993
Collection Name N/A
Materials Clay; Piñon pine pitch
Description Large round and deep bowl with flat base, rounded undersides that flare to their maximum diameter slightly above mid-level height before sloping inward slightly toward the rim; Interior and exterior are scraped smooth and after firing, were coated with piñon pine pitch; Bowl is not signed. Rose Williams, a member of the Lók'aa'dine'é (Reed People) Clan, is the mother of Alice Williams Cling, whose work is also represented in the CAS pottery collection.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 16.0, Depth = 9.9, Rim Diam = 26.3, Max Diam = 29.8

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CAS 2012-0003-0012   CAS 2012-0003-0012; Jar
Category Pottery; Vessels
Object Name Jar
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Coconino
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation: Community: Cow Springs
Maker's Name Alice Adson
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Clay; Piñon pine pitch
Description Small round jar with flat base, rounded undersides that flare outward to just below mid-level height, then rise vertically toward rim and flare out slightly just below rim; Interior and exterior are scraped smooth; Decorative band of clay encircles neck of jar below rim and is embellished with short parallel diagonally incised lines; Interior and exterior of jar are coated with piñon pine pitch; Jar is unsigned, but artist’s name and $10 is written on small label attached to bottom of jar.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.5, Rim Diam = 12.0, Max Diam = 12.0

Catalog Number CAS 2012-0003-0013   CAS 2012-0003-0013; Jar
Category Pottery; Vessels
Object Name Jar
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Coconino
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation: Community: Cow Springs
Maker's Name Alice Williams Cling (b. 1946)
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1990s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Clay; Piñon pine pitch
Description Small round jar with flat base, rounded undersides that flare outward to a low shoulder, then taper inward as they rise steeply to the rim; Interior and exterior are scraped smooth and exterior is especially sanded smooth; Jar is completely undecorated; Interior and exterior are coated with piñon pine pitch; Artist’s signature “Alice” is lightly incised in script on base. Alice Williams Cling is the daughter of Rose Williams and the former sister-in-law of Lorraine Williams, both of whose works are represented in the CAS pottery collection.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.3, Rim Diam = 5.5, Max Diam = 8.1

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CAS 2012-0003-0014   CAS 2012-0003-0014; Figurine
Category Pottery
Object Name Figurine
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Colorado
County Montezuma
Other Geographic Data Town: Cortez
Maker's Name Lorraine Williams
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1990s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Clay; Piñon pine pitch; Paint
Description Small stylized figurine of a standing bear shown with his feet together and his head held low; All surfaces are scraped and sanded smooth; One side of the bear is decorated with three incised terraced diamond shapes, each painted with different colored clay slips (red, brown, and black); Opposite side of bear is decorated with three triangular and diamond shapes made by repeated stamping with a small triangular die stamp and then partially painted with colored slips; Entire figurine is covered with light coating of piñon pine pitch; Artist’s initial’s “LW” are incised on bottom of bear’s front feet.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 7.3, Width = 3.4, Length = 11.3

Catalog Number CAS 2012-0003-0015   CAS 2012-0003-0015; Bowl
Category Pottery; Vessels
Object Name Bowl
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Coconino
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation: Town: Tuba City
Maker's Name Justin Kaye
Date of Manufacture ca. early 1990s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Clay; Piñon pine pitch
Description Small round bowl with flat base and rounded, flaring sides; Interior and exterior are scraped and sanded very smooth; Single incised image of cornstalk in interior center of bowl is encircled by a larger yei figure; Exterior sides of bowl are incised with numerous incised turkey tracks; Interior and exterior of bowl are coated with piñon pine pitch; Artist’s name “Justin Kaye” is incised in printed lettering on underside of bowl. Justin Kaye is the son of Myra Tso Kaye and grandson of Fay B. Tso, both of whom are also Navajo potters.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 4.3, Rim Diam = 10.4, Max Diam = 10.4

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CAS 2012-0003-0016   CAS 2012-0003-0016; Jar
Category Pottery; Vessels
Object Name Jar
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Coconino
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation
Maker's Name Jerry Whitethorne
Date of Manufacture ca. 1992
Collection Name N/A
Materials Clay; Piñon pine pitch
Description Small round jar with flat base and rounded sides that flare out to their maximum diameter just above mid-level height, then slope inward toward the rim; Interior and exterior surfaces are scraped smooth and decorated with series of small round punctations that are arranged into contiguous triangles, forming a band around the jar’s shoulder; Exterior is coated with piñon pine pitch; Artist’s initials “JWT” (Jerry Whitethorne) are deeply incised on base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.2, Rim Diam = 2.8, Max Diam = 6.2

Catalog Number CAS 2012-0003-0017   CAS 2012-0003-0017; Jar
Category Pottery; Vessels
Object Name Jar
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Coconino
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation: Community: Cow Springs
Maker's Name Lula Bartlett or Lavina Bartlett
Date of Manufacture ca. 1992
Collection Name N/A
Materials Clay; Piñon pine pitch
Description Small round jar with flat base, rounded lower body, and very tall slightly constricted neck; Interior and exterior surfaces have been scraped smooth on lower half of jar and final 1.5 cm of the neck, while coils on remainder of neck have been scraped smooth only on the interior, leaving the exterior surface unmodified; Exterior and upper portion of interior of neck have been coated with piñon pine pitch; Artist’s initials “LVB” are incised on base. Note: Initials “LVB” on this jar do not coincide with Lorena H. Bartlett’s initials, suggesting it may have been made by one of her daughters, Lula Bartlett or Lavina Bartlett.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.6, Rim Diam = 4.5, Max Diam = 6.3

Catalog Number CAS 2012-0003-0018   CAS 2012-0003-0018; Wedding vase
Category Pottery; Vessels
Object Name Wedding vase
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Coconino
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation: Community: Cow Springs
Maker's Name Eugene Bartlett (?)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1992
Collection Name N/A
Materials Clay; Piñon pine pitch
Description Small wedding vase with flat base, mid-level height shoulder and two slightly flaring round spouts joined by an arching stirrup handle; Jar is oval-shaped in cross-section; Exterior is scraped smooth and on either side of vessel a 2-story cliff dwelling or pueblo structure is sculpted in low relief; Exterior is coated with piñon pine pitch; Artist’s initials “EB” (possibly Eugene Bartlett, son of Lorena Bartlett) are incised on base.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 8.9, Width = 6.5, Depth = 5.1

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CAS 2012-0003-0019   CAS 2012-0003-0019; Jar
Category Pottery; Vessels
Object Name Jar
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona, New Mexico
County
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation
Maker's Name Samuel Manymules (?)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1992
Collection Name N/A
Materials Clay; Piñon pine pitch
Description Medium-sized round bowl with flat base, rounded sides that flare outward to a pronounced, mid-level height shoulder, then gradually slope inward toward the rim and wide, round mouth; Interior and exterior are scraped smooth and exterior is carefully sanded; Exterior is heavily mottled with numerous fireclouds; Interior and exterior are coated with piñon pine pitch, with heavy residue of pitch left in interior base; Jar is unsigned.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 9.7, Rim Diam = 7.5, Max Diam = 13.6

Catalog Number

CAS 2012-0003-0020   CAS 2012-0003-0020; Folk toy (woman on horse)
Category Folk Toys
Object Name Folk toy (woman on horse)
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Apache
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation: Community: Teec Nos Pos
Maker's Name Elsie Benally
Date of Manufacture 1992
Collection Name N/A
Materials Sun-dried clay; watercolor paints; Simulated leather; Wool; Wool yarn
Description Sun-dried mud toy depicting a Navajo woman riding a horse; Woman is dressed in blue skirt and black blouse and wears her hair in traditional Navajo chongo style; She sit in a turquoise colored saddle with a turquoise colored blanket underneath it, all on a black horse with white mane and tail; Brown leather harness stretches from horse’s mouth to woman’s hands; Figure is unsigned.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 12.2, Width = 6.2, Length = 12.4
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