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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

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

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0041   CAS 2013-0003-0041; 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. 1900
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun wool; Weft: Single ply handspun natural carded, and dyed wool; Aniline dye (red and blue-black)
Description Large rectangular Transitional Period non-regional rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; All over design consists of three columns of concentric, terraced diamonds in blue-black, red, white,and medium brown on a carded gray-brown background, the latter forming a network pattern of horizontal zigzag bands; Concentric, terraced half-diamonds fill the remaining areas along the sides and ends; Rug is framed along all four edges with a band of contiguous red triangles on the inside and a reciprocating band of tan triangles on the outside; Rug does not have selvage cords; End cords are light brown (with some red wool mixed in) at one end and medium brown along the opposite end.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 148.0, Length = ca. 206.5

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0003-0042   CAS 2013-0003-0042; 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: Single ply handspun natural brown wool; Weft: Single ply handspun natural and dyed wool; Aniline dye (red, black, yellow-green, orange, and tan)
Description Large rectangular Transitional Period rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Borderless, banded design consists of multi-colored horizontal bands (red, black, tan, yellow-green, and orange) with sawtooth edges alternating with plain gray bands with sawtooth edges; Multi-colored band is repeated five times and the gray band is repeated six times; At each end of the rug is a band with a narrow black and white band on a red background, with only the innermost edge having the sawtooth edge; Selvage cords are red; End cords are gray on one end and gray and white on the opposite end.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 128.5, Length = 200.5

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0004-0001   CAS 2013-0004-0001; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Possibly Utah
County San Juan
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation: Community: Hatch, UT area
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: single ply natural wool; Wefts; 2-ply natural and aniline-dyed commercial wool yarn; Aniline dyes
Description Rectangular yei-style rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Design consists of row of six standing yei figures, each with deep gold-colored legs and faces; Two of the figures are dressed in red and hold red and white streamers in each hand and two others are dressed in medium brown and hold brown and black streamers; The two figures in the center are dressed in black and red, respectively and hold a red and gold staff between them, while the one dress in black holds a gold and black streamer and the one dressed in white holds a red and white streamer; A 7th guardian yei is located at one end of the rug, with its body continuing along the bottom and up the other side; Its face and legs are gold-colored, most of its body is black, and it is dressed in a medium brown and black skirt; All figures are woven on a medium gray background, and entire scene is framed along all four edges by an inner white border and an outer black border, whose edges are straight along the ends and share a reciprocating serrated edge along the long sides; Selvage and end cords are all medium gray; Typical of yei-style rugs, this one was woven longer than wide, although it is intended to be viewed wider than long.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 79.7, Length = 111.7

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0004-0002   CAS 2013-0004-0002; 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: Hatch, UT area
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: multi-ply commercial cotton or synthetic string; Warps: 3-ply commercial wool yarn; Aniline dyes
Description Rectangular yei-style rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Design consists of row of three standing yei figures, each with white legs, upper torsos, and faces, and wearing multi-colored skirts and holding long feather and ribbon streamers in their outstretched hands; A fourth guardian yei with white legs, upper torso and face and half red-half turquoise colored body is located along one side of the rig, with its body extending along the bottom and up the other side; All figures are woven on a light gray background and rug lacks a border; Rug does not have selvage cords; End cords are white; Typical of yei-style rugs, this one was woven longer than wide, although it is intended to be viewed wider than long.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 76.2, Length = 87.7

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0004-0003   CAS 2013-0004-0003; 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 natural wool; Warps: Single ply processed and spun wool yarn; Aniline dyes
Description Rectangular Chinle-style rug woven entirely in plain weft faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Borderless, banded design consists of horizontal bands including a design band of concentric serrated diamonds in dark blue, rose, and white on a light gray background, with the entire band repeated three times, alternating with plainer bands in the same colors; The bands at either end of the rug are plain straight edged bands, while the two plainer bands toward the center of the rug also include the beading technique, accomplished by changing the color of the weft yarn with each pass of the shuttle so that the same color yarn passes over or under only the even or odd numbered warps; Selvage cords and end cords are blue-gray in color. Compare this rug with CAS 2013-0003-0015, another rug by Ella Yazzie and whose design is identical.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 49.9, Length = 72.6

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0004-0004   CAS 2013-0004-0004; 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: Nazlini-Ganado area
Maker's Name Mrs. Reed
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Singly ply natural wool; Wefts: Single ply processed wool yarn; Aniline dyes
Description Rectangular Chinle-style rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Borderless, banded design consists of alternating design bands (repeated 3 times) and plain bands (repeated 4 times); Design band shows row of contiguous black serrated diamonds, edged with white and gray hourglass shapes, all on deep red background; “Plain” bands show a narrow “beaded” red, black (or brown) and white band flanked by wavy Crystal-weave (white and gray-brown) band, then by plain gray-brown band, and finally by narrow wavy band (on innermost bands) or by “beaded” black and white band (on end bands); Selvage cords and end cords are black.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 63.0, Length = 102.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0004-0005   CAS 2013-0004-0005; 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 natural wool; Warps: single ply processed wool; Aniline dyes
Description Small rectangular Wide Ruins style rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Borderless, banded design shows a design band of a row of concentric serrated diamonds (white and dark brown), on a light brown background and flanked by zigzag serrated lines in medium brown and white on a dark brown background, the entire band repeated four times; Alternating with the design band and repeated five times is a plain band of medium brown, with several lines of light brown woven across the center in a wavy Crystal-style weave; Letter “S” is woven near one corner; Very narrow dark brown band is located at each end of rug; Both selvage cords and end cords are light brown. See CAS 2013-0003-0016 for another rug by same weaver.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 44.2, Length = 64.5

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0004-0006   CAS 2013-0004-0006; 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 White
Date of Manufacture 1982
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: multi-ply commercial wool yarn; Wefts: Single ply processed wool yarn; Aniline dyes (red and black)
Description Rectangular non-regional style rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry weave with non-interlocking joins; Design consists of two large conjoined concentric and terraced diamonds in center of rug in colors of light gray, red,white, and black, flanked along the sides by half- and quarter-diamonds in white and red, all on a light gray background; Plain, straight-edged black border frames rug along all four edges; Light gray “spirit line” extends from light gray background across black border to edge of rug near one corner; Selvage cords and end cords are light gray.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 64.4, Length = 118.7

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0004-0007   CAS 2013-0004-0007; Rug
Category Textiles
Object Name Rug
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Utah
County
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation: Community: Hatch, UT area
Maker's Name Unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: single ply natural wool; Wefts: single ply processed wool yarn; Aniline dye (red)
Description Rectangular non-regional style rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Borderless, banded design consists of band of one whole and two half serrated diamonds in light gray extending across the center of the rug on a red background; Above and below the central band are alternating red and light gray zigzag bands with serrated edges; Narrow black band is woven near each end of rug, just before final band that is slightly darker red than remainder of rug; Selvage cords and end cords are bright red.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 56.7, Length = 96.7

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0004-0008   CAS 2013-0004-0008; 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 Evelyn Tunney (Evelyn Tunney Tsosie) (b. 1947)
Date of Manufacture 1990
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: multi-ply commercial wool yarn; Wefts: single ply commercial wool yarn; Aniline dyes (many, many colors)
Description Rectangular “Tree of Life” style rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with non-interlocking joins; Design consists of a central stylized dark green cornstalk growing out of a Navajo wedding basket and extending up the center of the rug; A pair of multi-colored birds are either perched on or flying above each of the cornstalk’s nine paired leaves, with numerous other multi-colored birds and flowers arranged in paired columns on either side of the cornstalk and/or perched on several additional branches that are not actually connected to the cornstalk; Entire scene is woven on a plain white background; Triple border frames rug along sides with the inner border of dark green and turquoise blue having zigzag, serrated edges; Ends of rug are also framed in the same colors, but the green and turquoise blue border is very narrow compared to the black one and all edges are straight; Selvage cords are tan and end cords are light gray.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 84.5, Length = 120.2

Catalog Number CAS 2013-0004-0009   CAS 2013-0004-0009; 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: Rough Rock area
Maker's Name _____ Tsosie
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980s
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: single ply handspun wool; Wefts: single ply handspun wool; Aniline dyes (red, black, and blue)
Description Small, non-regional style rectangular rug woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry weave; Double-faced design consists of series of two-color horizontal bands, each made up of alternating bands in red & black, black & white, or gray & red; Narrow band at either end of rug is plain black; Selvage cords are light blue and end cords are off-white.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 48.3, Length = 73.4

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0004-0010   CAS 2013-0004-0010; Saddle blanket
Category Textiles
Object Name Saddle blanket
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Utah
County
Other Geographic Data Navajo Indian Reservation: Community: Hatch, UT area
Maker's Name _____ Gleason
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980-1993
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: single ply handspun wool; Wefts: single ply handspun natural, carded, and aniline dyed wool; Aniline dyes (red and black)
Description Rectangular single saddle blanket woven mostly in diamond twill technique except for narrow band at either end which is woven in plain weft-faced tapestry technique; Double-faced design consists of five horizontal bands, each woven in two colors in diamond twill; Center band is black and white, flanked above and below by a red and gray band, and end bands are white and gray; Narrow plain tapestry bands at either end are both gray, but one of them is woven over paired warps; Selvage and end cords are all black.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 61.0, Length = 75.7

Catalog Number

CAS 2013-0004-0011   CAS 2013-0004-0011; 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. 1980-1993
Collection Name N/A
Materials Warp: Single ply handspun natural wool; Weft: Single ply handspun natural, carded, and dyed wool; Aniline dye (black)
Description Small rectangular Optical Illusion style rug, woven entirely in plain weft-faced tapestry technique with interlocking joins; All over design consists of horizontal zigzag lines comprising alternating black and white parallelograms on a gray background, resulting in the illusion of stacked 3-dimensional cubes; Ends of rug are bordered by an interior gray band and an outer black band; Rug does not have selvage cords; End cords are black.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 32.3, Length = 46.5
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