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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Native American; Navajo
Title:Rug
Date Made:1930s-1940s
Type:Textile
Materials:wool
Place Made:United States; Southeastern Utah; Northeastern Arizona; Northwestern New Mexico; Navajo Reservation
Measurements:overall: 78 in x 43 3/4 in; 198.12 cm x 111.125 cm
Narrative Inscription:  unmarked
Accession Number:  SC 2012.83.1
Credit Line:Gift of Priscilla Cunninghan, class of 1958
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Currently on view

Description:
This woven Navajo wool rug is somewhat unusual for the 1930s-40s, in that it depicts various lined designs (in light colors of gray, brown, yellow, and white) rather than the images or scenes common from this period. Woven for tourist consumers, the rug is rectangular, has small tassles, and consists of various thin lines and zigzag patterns. Although aniline dyes were used by Navajo weavers beginning in the 1880s, I would hazard a guess that this rug is made from naturally dyed yarn. AP2018

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