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rug with stepped triangles, whirling logs, and arrows
  • Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • rug with stepped triangles, whirling logs, and arrows, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • wool, weaving
  • Gift of Ellie LeCompte
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0227
Description

Large rug woven from wool in shades of white, gray and black. Most of the field is gray and there is a white border with a saw-like edge around all four sides. In the center there are several geometric patterns of stepped triangles and diamonds. Near the center there are four interlocking crosses, identified as a "whirling log" pattern. Nex to the whirling logs there are small depictions of a bow and arrow and at each of the four corners there is another arrow shape.