Navajo Rug

Summary: 
Woven, wool Navajo rug.
Description: 

Large woven, wool rug in colors of red, black, grey, beige, and white. Motifs include whirling crosses inside two terraced diamonds and zig zags, as well as triangles around the border. Based on how the borders are woven, Dr. Kathy M'Closkey thought it was added after the rug was made.

Cultural Narrative: 

This rug was collected in 1915 by Dr. Harry Kimbar.  Dr. Kathy M'Closkey indicated that it's large scale size suggests it was a "pound rug".  In this early twentieth-century period, traders priced rugs and paid weavers by how much their work weighed.

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Keywords: 
rug, pound rug
Original Date Description: 
pre-1915
Creator: 
Language: 
English
Rights: 
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Source: 
MSU Museum
Identifier: 
473.1
Author: 
smit1550