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