Rug, Ganado styleArtist(s)Diné (Navajo)Artist NationalityNavajo (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1930-1940Medium & Supportsynthetic dyes on woolCredit LineGift of Mr. Avery Z. EliscuSubject matter
This Ganado-style rug features examples of many identifiable designs and motifs including, in the center panel, the So aqadenil (two stars together; two large diamonds in the center), the Nahokhos (swastika cross) and the Noltlizh (zigzag line). The sides show the Beeditlihi (slingshot; an elongated diamond, here with color patterning), the Tqago deza (three points; a triangle, here with color patterning) and the Kos yishchin (cloud image; terraced figure on sides of rug), while the border demonstrates the Alkidot'ezh (touching each other; small figures that touch).Physical Description
Red rug with black, white, yellow, and blue geometric designs. Two vertically oriented diamond shapes in the center. White and yellow stepped patterns moving towards the sides and blue and white triangular shapes forming a pattern as a border.Primary Object Classification Textile Primary Object TyperugCollection AreaWesternRights
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Navajo (culture or style)
modern and contemporary art