Arts of the Americas
mid 19th or early 20th century
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Navajo (Native American). Weaving, mid 19th or early 20th century. Wool, dye, 85 x 54 in. (215.9 x 137.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Samuel and Beatrice Klein, 2000.11.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2000.11.3_view1_PS5.jpg)
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Softly woven wool weaving with yellow, orange, cream, brown and green on a red ground. Each end has a green stripe. The design is not symetrical but it consists of zigzag lines, stepped diamonds, crosses and hourglass forms. The ends are finished with overcast red yarn, the sides finished with overcast green yarn. The weaving has a small tag safety pinned to one corner--"Rug#3" "3." which was on when given by donor. There are three red yarn loops on one end as if it once hung on a wall.
Condition: Good. Colors vivid and bright on obverse and reverse. One end has a very loose area of weaving in the center of the pale green stripe.
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