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Rug

Date: c. 1905
Medium: natural handspun wool and some commercial yarn; commercial dye
Dimensions:
81 1/2 x 69 inches (207 x 175.3 cm)
Other (Velcro): 67 1/4 inches (170.8 cm)
Classification: Textiles
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 82.900.79
Stark Number: 86
Accession Number: 1965.5.13
DescriptionYei figure pictorial. Ceremonial pattern with red, yellow, black, white, gray, green and orange yarn colors. Red is commercial dye.
Label Text:The making of Yei weavings appears to have been counter to traditional Navajo beliefs. Representation of Navajo “Holy People” in permanent form was not acceptable. A few weavers in the early twentieth century broke with tradition, perhaps with the encouragement of traders. Religious prohibitions are avoided by changes in design.
Provenance: Nita Hill Stark [1890-1939] and H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965][1]; by inheritance to her husband H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965][2]; bequeathed September 2, 1965 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art | 1. Owned jointly by H.J. Lutcher Stark an Nita Hill Stark until her death at which point her ½ interest was bequeathed to H.J. Lutcher Stark. | 2. Appraisal Report of H. J. Luther Stark and Estate of Nita Hill Stark, Orange, Texas, October 11, 1939. Listings of the Second Floor Living Room, Page C003644
Exhibitions:
  • Southwestern Weaving from the Collection of the Stark Museum of Art
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