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Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0021   CAS 2013-0003-0021; 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 Lillian Joe
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 dyes
Description Large rectangular Crystal style rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with interlocking joins; Banded, borderless design consists of a band of diamonds joined by double lozenges that is repeated six times; The bands at each end are woven in dark and light gray on a tan background, while the other four bands are woven in medium brown and light gray on a tan background; Alternating with the design bands is a less decorative band that includes a central band woven in beading technique in several 2-color combinations (medium gray and yellow; light gray and dark brown; dark gray and gold; mauve and dark brown; light and dark gray; rust brown and golden mustard; and dark gray and brown mustard); Each beaded panel is flanked on either side by a line of white-tipped gray or dark brown feather designs on a brown mustard background; Plain dark gray band is woven along each end of rug; Selvage cords are light gray; End cords are mustard colored. Crystal style rugs usually have wavy pattern bands, where this one has the beaded bands and those with feather designs.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 120.5, Length = 216.5

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0022   CAS 2013-0003-0022; 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: Crystal
Maker's Name Irene Clark (b. 1934)
Date of Manufacture 1993
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply handspun natural, carded, and dyed wool; Vegetal dyes
Description Small rectangular Crystal-style rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with interlocking joins; Banded and borderless design includes a central horizontal band of truncated diamonds (white outlined in tan) on a dark brown background bordered by a serrated zigzag line in brown mustard color, all on plain gray background; On either side of the central band is a wider band that contains a row of four contiguous concentric, terraced diamonds (brown mustard, green, white, medium and dark brown, rust brown) on a rust brown background; At either end is a sequence of three narrow bands: the first one shows a row of 1- small serrated, concentric diamonds in dark brown and brown mustard or gold and brown mustard, all on a gray background; Second narrow band at end is woven in Crystal wavy technique in rust brown and gray; Final band along each end is plain rust brown; Selvage cords are olive green; End cords are gray; Selvage and end cords are braided together at each corner. Irene Clark is known for her bold designs and use of darker vegetal colors than those typically associated with Crystal style rugs.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 61.3, Length = 73.2

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0023   CAS 2013-0003-0023; 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: Crystal
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 dyes (yellow and 3 shades of gold); Aniline dye (green)
Description Rectangular Crystal or Wide Ruins style rug woven entirely in plain tapestry weave with non-interlocking joins; Borderless, banded design consists of five horizontal design bands, each showing a row of contiguous serrated, concentric diamonds in colors of gold, light and dark gray, and white on a gold background; Center design band is twice as wide and more elaborate than the others; Alternating with the design bands are 6 secondary composite bands, each of which includes a central band woven in the wavy Crystal-style weave in gold and dark gray on a light gray background, edged in dark green and pale yellow and then flanked on either side by another band woven in the Crystal style weave in gold and light gray; Selvage cords are gold (same color as background of design bands); End cords are a slightly darker shade of gold.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 88.4, Length = 144.5

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0024   CAS 2013-0003-0024; 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: Chambers
Maker's Name Marjorie Spencer
Date of Manufacture 1982
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply handspun natural, carded, and dyed wool; Vegetal dyes
Description Rectangular Wide Ruins style rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Borderless banded design consists of four horizontal bands showing row of contiguous small serrated and concentric diamonds in at least 5 vegetal colors on a dark brown background, flanked above and below by parallel zigzag bands of small stacked triangles on a dark olive green; Alternating with the primary design bands are 5 equally complex bands comprised of narrow bands woven in the beading technique, using at least 6 different vegetal colors; Triple selvage cords are three different vegetal colors and end cords are dark olive green.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 76.2, Length = 119.6

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0025   CAS 2013-0003-0025; 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 Unknown
Date of Manufacture 1982
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply handspun natural and dyed wool; Vegetal dyes
Description Rectangular Wide Ruins style rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Borderless, banded design includes 4 horizontal design bands; Two of the bands show a row of contiguous concentric serrated diamonds (in tan, gold, and rose) flanked on either side by a row of tan diamonds edged in rose with a narrow band woven in beaded technique down center of tan diamonds, all on gold-colored background; Other two design bands are similar except that the first row of diamonds are pine green, gold, and rose; Alternating with the design bands are plain bands that are mostly tan or light gray, with white, rose and gold accents; Selvage and end cords are all tan. This rug was awarded a first place ribbon in 1982 at the New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, NM.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 95.3, Length = 136.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0026   CAS 2013-0003-0026; 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 area; Community: Winslow
Maker's Name Geneva Shabi (Geneva Shabi Owens) (b. 1959)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1992
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply handspun (or re-spun processed) natural, carded, and dyed wool; Aniline dyes (black and dark brown)
Description Rectangular Wide Ruins style rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Borderless, banded design consists of two alternating horizontal design bands (one is repeated 4 times, the other 3 times), each of which show a line of very small and intricately woven concentric serrated diamonds in black, white, several shades of brown, and two shades of gray; At each end of the rug is a band that is woven in the beading technique, using the same colors, on a light brown background; Selvage and end cords are dark brown. Geneva Shabi is the daughter of Marjorie Spencer, a well known weaver of Wide Ruins style rugs, whose work is also represented in the CAS Navajo textile collection. This rug was awarded a “Best in Class” ribbon in 1992 at the Navajo Nation Fair, Window Rock AZ.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 77.7, Length = 110.0

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0027   CAS 2013-0003-0027; 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: Kinlichee
Maker's Name Sadie Curtis (b. ca. 1930)
Date of Manufacture 1979
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply handspun natural and dyed wool; Aniline dyes (black and red)
Description Rectangular rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with interlocking joins; Borderless, banded design replicates an historic 19th Century wearing blanket and includes four black bands alternating with 3 red bands, with an additional narrow red band at each end; Each black band has a narrow red and black band woven in the beading technique extending across its center, while the two red bands nearest the ends each contain motif of paired white terraced triangles outlined in black with attached rectilinear spirals, the entire motif repeated three times; The red band across the center of the rug contains a terraced black zigzag line; Selvage and end cords are red and are braided together at each corner. Sadie Curtis is the sister of Elsie Wilson and Mae Jim, and the aunt of Ruby Wilson Hubbard, also well known weavers; Mae Jim and Rub Hubbard’s works are also represented in the CAS Navajo textile collection.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 91.6, Length = 153.3

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0028   CAS 2013-0003-0028; 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: Kinlichee
Maker's Name Ruby Hubbard
Date of Manufacture ca. 1990
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply
Description Small rectangular Ganado style rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with interlocking joins; Design consists of two light gray terraced diamonds in center, each edged by a line of contiguous black and white terraced triangles with even smaller black and white terraced triangles extending out from the edges; Two-toned light and dark gray terraced triangles fill each corner of the rug and the side spaces between the two large central diamonds, all on a red background; Narrow white border and a wider black one frame the rug on all four edges; The white border is serrated along the sides, forming a reciprocating border with the red background on one side and also with the black border on the other side; Both borders are straight-edged along the ends of the rug; White “spirit line” extends through black border near one corner of rug; Selvage and end cords are dark gray. Ruby Hubbard is the daughter of Elsie Wilson, whose sisters are Sadie Curtis and Mae Jim. All four women are well known Navajo weavers. Sadie Curtis and Mae Jim are also represented in the CAS collection of Navajo textiles.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 61.7, Length = 93.7

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0029   CAS 2013-0003-0029; 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: Kinlichee
Maker's Name Mae Jim (1936 - 1994)
Date of Manufacture 1982
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply handspun (or re-spun processed) natural, carded, and dyed wool: Aniline dyes (black and red)
Description Large rectangular Ganado style rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with interlocking joins; Design includes two large concentric terraced diamonds in center (predominantly gray, but also red, black, and white) with numerous smaller geometric shapes filling the corners and remaining spaces, all on a red background; Inner border shows a reciprocating pattern of airy terraced gray and red triangles around all four edges of rug, while the outer border is black and straight-edged along all four edges; Thin gray “spirit line” extends across black border in one corner of the rug; Selvage and end cords are red. Mae Jim is the sister of Sadie Curtis and Elsie Wilson and the aunt of Ruby Wilson Hubbard, all of whom are well known Navajo weavers. Sadie Curtis and Ruby Hubbard are also represented in the CAS collection of Navajo textiles.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 140.3, Length = 184.8

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0030   CAS 2013-0003-0030; 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: Sanders
Maker's Name Winnie James (aka Martha Smith) (b. ca. 1940)
Date of Manufacture 1982
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply handspun natural and dyed wool; Vegetal dyes (9 colors)
Description Small rectangular Burntwater style rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Design consists of a single large diamond in the center which is actually a series of concentric serrated or terraced diamonds in successive colors (light brown, white, tan, dark brown, blue-gray, dark pine green, light green, and gold) on a pale green background; Terraced white triangle fills each corner of the rug; Main design field is framed along all four edges by an inner pale mustard colored border that is outlined by a white, serrated border, all on a light brown outer border; A narrow band woven in the beading technique (dark brown and gold, edged in white and dark brown) extends across the width of the rug at each end; Selvage cords are brownish-green, and end cords are a darker green.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 70.5, Length = 99.8

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0031   CAS 2013-0003-0031; 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: Many Farms
Maker's Name Elizabeth Yazzie (b. 1947)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1990
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply handspun and commercial natural and dyed wool; Aniline dyes
Description Rectangular rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Pictorial design depicts a night time Navajo yeibichai dance, featuring a row of four male and four female yeibichai dancers, led by Hastseyalti (Talking God) and Tone’nili, all facing a seated female patient; In the foreground are four hitched wagons, two hogans, a brush shelter wherein two women are preparing frybread, and several rows of seated and standing men and women watching the dancers; To the left of the dancers is another hogan and in the background are more spectators, three additional wagons, and two unhitched horses; Blue hills and brown buttes are silhouetted against a gray night sky filled with white stars; A straight-edged dark brown border frames the rug along all four edges; Single-yarn gray “spirit line” extends across border from night sky in upper left corner of rug; Weaver’s initials (“E.Y”) are woven into the lower left corner of the border; Selvage and end cords are dark brown.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 112.8, Length = 98.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0032   CAS 2013-0003-0032; 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 Louise Bia
Date of Manufacture ca. 1990
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply commercial wool; Aniline dyes
Description Rectangular rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Pictorial design depicts a typical Navajo family scene, showing nine sheep grazing in the foreground, while a man leads his horse from the left In front of an unhitched wagon) toward a woman, seated in the center, who is preparing frybread over a campfire; Behind her is a hogan, and to the right of her is another woman and child and another woman seated in front of a rug on a loom; Two cows and two horses graze in the background, and in the more distant background are rust colored buttes against a blue sky with white clouds; A narrow red inner border and a wider black outer border frame the rug along all four edges; Rug does not have selvage cords; End cords are white.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 106.5, Length = 88.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0003-0033   CAS 2013-0003-0033; 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 Helena Begay
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Cotton string; Weft: Singly ply commercial wool yarn; Aniline dyes
Description Small nearly square rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Pictorial design depicts a typical Navajo family scene, with an earth-covered log hogan in the center,and a pickup truck on one side and a blue blanket hanging from a hitching post on the other side; A woman herds 5 white sheep in the foreground, while two red and white cows graze in the background; In the more distant background are a series of flat-topped mesas leading into a canyon, with two white clouds overhead in a pale gray sky; Entire scene is woven on a gray-brown background; Black border frames rug along all four edges; Border is straight-edged along top and bottom, but serrated along both sides; Rug does not have selvage cords; End cords are white.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 41.0, Length = 38.5

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0034   CAS 2013-0003-0034; 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 Daisy Nockideneh (b. 1955)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1993
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: single ply handspun wool; Weft: single ply handspun natural and aniline-dyed wool; Aniline dyes (many colors)
Description Small rectangular Tree of Life style rug, woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with interlock joins; Pictorial design consists of a stylized corn plant growing out of a Navajo wedding basket; Perched on each branch of the corn plant and flying in the surrounding space are 16 multi-colored birds, all woven on a white background; that is edged in dark brown around all four edges of the rug; An outer pale blue border also frames the rug on all four edges; Borders’ edges are straight along top and bottom, but zigzagged along sides; Selvage and end cords are white. Daisy Nockideneh is a cousin of Evelyn Tunney, also known for her “Tree of Life” pictorial rugs. See CAS 2013-0004-0008 for rug by Evelyn Tunney.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 34.5, Length = 55.8

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0035   CAS 2013-0003-0035; 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: Sanders area
Maker's Name Stanley Begay (b. 1960)
Date of Manufacture 1990
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply processed wool: Vegetal and/or aniline dyes
Description Rectangular rug woven primarily in plain weft-faced tapestry technique, with extensive “raised outline” technique employed along edges of most geometric design elements and motifs; Extremely complex design consists of several diamond shapes in center, and all remaining areas filled with smaller motifs, with the edges on each outlined with a “raised outline,” accomplished by weaving the weft over two warps instead of just one; Entire design field is woven on a background of alternating narrow blue and gray vertical stripes,but within each design motif, the gray vertical stripes are replaced with a different color; Four narrow borders frame the rug along all four edges, with each one also following the dual color scheme of narrow blue stripes alternating with those of a different color; Beginning from the interior, the borders are rose and blue, then dark gray and blue, next is white and blue, and the outermost border is medium gray and blue; Each of the borders are straight-edged along the top and bottom; Along the sides, the three inner borders are zigzags, while the outermost border is a series of paired right triangles; Selvage and end cords are pale blue. This style of rug developed from the Raised Outline style that originated in the Coal Mine Mesa area of the western Navajo Reservation. Later, most of the residents of that area were relocated to tribal lands near Sanders, AZ, and the style became known as the “New Lands” style. It is primarily an adaptation of the Teec Nos Pos style design, woven in pastel colors typical of the Sanders and Burntwater areas.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 86.0, Length = 128.0

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0036   CAS 2013-0003-0036; 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: Sanders area
Maker's Name Frieda Scott
Date of Manufacture 1990
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply processed wool; Aniline and/or vegetal dyes
Description Rectangular rug woven primarily in plain weft-faced tapestry technique, with extensive “raised outline” technique employed along edges of most geometric design elements and motifs; Extremely complex design consists of two large concentric terraced diamonds in center, and all remaining areas filled with half- and quarter concentric terraced diamonds, with the edges on each outlined with a “raised outline,” accomplished by weaving the weft over two warps instead of just one; Entire design field is woven on a background of narrow mauve vertical stripes, alternating with stripes of a different color within each design motif; Entire rug is woven in pastel colors; Five narrow borders frame the rug along all four edges, with each one also following the dual color scheme of narrow mauve stripes alternating with those of a different color; Beginning from the interior, the borders are mauve and tan, then mauve and lilac, next is mauve and tan again, then mauve and peach, and the outermost border is mauve and medium brown; Each of the borders are straight-edged along the top and bottom; Along the sides, the inner border is straight-edged, while the remaining borders are reciprocating, based on alternating triangles and rectangles; Arrow symbol woven into border in one corner, probably the weaver’s hallmark; Rug lacks selvage cords; End cords are tan. This style of rug developed from the Raised Outline style that originated in the Coal Mine Mesa area of the western Navajo Reservation. Later, most of the residents of that area were relocated to tribal lands near Sanders, AZ, and the style became known as the “New Lands” style. It is primarily an adaptation of the Teec Nos Pos style, but woven in pastel colors.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 91.3, Length = 146.2

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0037   CAS 2013-0003-0037; Saddle blanket
Category Textiles
Object Name Saddle blanket
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Coconino
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Tuba City
Maker's Name Katie Huskon
Date of Manufacture 1982
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply handspun natural, carded, and dyed wool; Vegetal dye (yellow)
Description Rectangular double saddle blanket woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Borderless and banded design consists of alternating plain and decorative horizontal bands; At each end is a band that includes two black and brown feather motifs; Next band is a composite band of three narrower bands (two are alternating black and brown, while the third one is alternating gray and yellow); This same composite band is also repeated across the blanket’s center; Remainder of blanket shows wide plain bands alternating with a narrower composite band (either black & gray or gray & yellow); The plain bands, as well as the background of the decorative end bands are actually woven with brown and white yarn, with each color passing over and under the same warps with each pass, yielding narrow vertical columns of each color; Rug does not have selvage cords; End cords are white.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 79.0, Length = 146.3

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0038   CAS 2013-0003-0038; Saddle blanket
Category Textiles
Object Name Saddle blanket
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Coconino
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation; Community: Tuba City
Maker's Name Katie Huskon
Date of Manufacture 1982
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply handspun natural, carded, and dyed wool; Vegetal dye (yellow); Aniline dye (black)
Description Rectangular double saddle blanket woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with interlocking joins; Borderless and banded design consists of alternating plain and decorative horizontal bands; At each end is a band that includes a large black, gray, and white cross-shaped motif in each corner, on a white background; The remainder of the blanket is woven with composite bands (black, brown, white, gray, and yellow) alternating with plain white bands; Composite band is repeated 5 times, while the plain white band is repeated 4 times; Rug does not have selvage cords; End cords are white.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 78.5, Length = 147.0

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0039   CAS 2013-0003-0039; 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. 1890s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Cotton string; Weft: 4-ply Germantown wool; Aniline dyes (red, light and dark green, yellow, navy blue)
Description Rectangular Germantown rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Design consists of two serrated vertical zigzag lines (white, navy blue, and yellow) extending up the center of rug, forming two open diamonds that enclose a stack of open dark green diamonds, and two open half diamonds at either end that enclose a white and light green terraced concentric diamond; Three open serrated diamond shapes (light green, yellow, and dark green) extend in from each side; Background of design field is red; Sides of rug are framed by a border of juxtaposed yellow and navy blue triangles; At each end, the rug is framed by an interior navy blue band with a row of small yellow triangles along the actual design field, and finally a plain red band that extends across the entire width of the rug; Along the one intact end, traces of blue and yellow yarn fringes can still be seen; Design on the side border is slightly different at each corner; Selvage and end cords are maroon.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 98.0, Length = 131.3 (as is)

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0040   CAS 2013-0003-0040; 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. 1890
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun black wool; Weft: 4-ply Germantown wool; Aniline dyes (red, black, maroon, yellow, and green)
Description Large rectangular Germantown Eyedazzler rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; All over design consists of three vertical columns of concentric straight-edged and serrated diamonds in colors of red, black, yellow, green, and maroon on a maroon background; A column of similar half-diamonds (but lacking yellow) is located along each side of the rug; Rug is framed along all four edges by an interior red border and an outer black border, both of which are straight-edged; Selvage and end cords are red; Augmented tassels of red, black, and yellow yarn are sewn into each corner.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 141.5, Length = 191.0
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