Loom Model



From: Arizona (uncertain) | New Mexico (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 22365
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Navajo
Provenience Arizona (uncertain) | New Mexico (uncertain)
Culture Area Southwest Culture Area
Section American
Materials Wood | Wool

Loom with a partially woven textile. The loom has weft faced geometric designs on a red background. Designs are of two central diamonds with edges made from flat-based triangles. Each central diamond has an orange cross with a black outline in the center. The central diamonds are flanked by three sets of multicolored diamonds. The sides of the textile have white and black triangles and the bottom has two sets of three flat-based triangles. Weft selvedge cords are twisted red and orange thread and warp selvedge cords are white. A heddle stick is inserted through the warp threads at the upper end.

Length 52 cm
Width 50 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mary Yorke and Ellen McIlvaine Macauley, 1902

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