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Maker(s):Anonymous
Culture:Native American; Hopi
Title:Loom Weaving
Date Made:1880s-present
Type:Textile
Materials:wool
Place Made:United States; Northeast Arizona; Hopi Reservation
Measurements:16 x 22 in.; 40.64 x 55.88 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1984.35.3
Credit Line:Transfer from Smith College Science Center
1984_35_3.jpg

Description:
This unfinished weaving is displayed upside down on an upright handloom. Half finished, the wool weaving (likely meant to be a small rug) displays a horizontal zigzag pattern in colors of aniline dyed red, yellow, black, and green wool. Aniline dyes made their way into Southwestern Native communities in the 1880s, whereas wool from domesticated sheep were introduced long before in the 1600s. AP2018

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weaving

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