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