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Plains Indian Museum

Navajo 192 Dine 4
wool 622
rug 64
Woven 14 serrated 6 Diamond 223
ca. 1910-1920
L: 157 in, width: 112 in
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Gift of the A. Phimister Proctor Museum with thanks to Alex Holbein
Large Navajo woven textile. Probably woven in the Nazilini Ganado trade area. Colors used are gray, black, white, tan and red. The color gray is used as the background color. The three boarder colors are white, black and tan. A serrated diamond outline is the basic geometric design. The design colors are red, tan, and gray. Homespun wool is used as the weaving material. The black and white are natural colors supon into the gray color; the tan is a vegetal dye. The red color is acquired by dyieing the white natural wool with an anilini red dye. The textile is in lower fair condition. Major problems are; edge damage on both ends, burn marks, and sever vermin areas where the damage results in holes, a major stain along one border. The textile was collected byt he noted sculptor-artist Alexander Phimister Proctor (1862-1950), supposedly used as a tipi rug. circa 1910-1920
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