Skip to content

Search Collections

Navajo rug

1998.1323 (RS32487)

Description

Navajo rug. Red background w/ triangular white and black designs. White and black stripes near 2 borders.

Details

Label
Used in Cherished Possessions 2003-2005: This rug was purchased in 1906 by Jenny Tucker, who, at the age of forty, traveled from Maine to Wyoming, attempting to augment her family's income by staking a land claim there. Her letters home describe her experiences, including camping out in a log cabin, visiting local copper mines, and purchasing a Navajo rug “to sleep in now and later it can be cleaned and come home.”An interest in handcrafts coupled, ironically, with the successful subjugation of American Indian tribes, contributed to the growing popular appeal of American Indian goods at the end of the nineteenth century. American Indians were no longer perceived as a threat but instead as a vanishing race, and their goods came to be viewed as emblems of a noble, but lost, people.
Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1906
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
weaving
wool (textile)
Object type
Floor Covering
Descriptive terms
Navajo
RUG
rugs
weaving
Wool
wool (textile)
Woven
Dimensions
81 x 55 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.1323
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18654

Comments