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Donor Name:
Major John W. Powell  Search this
Collector:
Major John W. Powell  Search this
Length:
123.2cm
Width:
78.7cm
Culture:
Zuni (A:shiwi)  Search this
Navajo (DinĂ©)  Search this
Object Type:
Dress
Place:
New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1872-Dec-01
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
FROM CARD: "DARK BROWN CENTER, RED BORDER, STRIPED CORNERS. POSSIBLY NAVAJO MANUFACTURE, ACCORDING TO ANN HEDLUND, ARIZ. STATE UNIV. 5/1987." FROM 19TH OR EARLY 20TH CENTURY EXHIBIT LABEL WITH CARD: "BLANKET.--MADE OF NATIVE WOOL DYED BY THE WEAVERS. WOVEN IN STRIPES OF RED, BLUE AND BLACK. 11,168. ZUNI INDIANS, 1872. COLLECTED BY MAJ. J. W. POWELL." IDENTIFIED AS NAVAJO DRESS BY DR. JOE BEN WHEAT 1982. RESULTS OF 1982 DYE ANALYSIS BY DR. DAVID WENGER, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER: RAVELED CRIMSON YARN - COCHINEAL DYE; ROSY CRIMSON YARN - COCHINEAL DYE.
Illus. and described/analyzed Pl. 43, p. 192 in Wheat, Joe Ben, and Ann Lane Hedlund. 2003. Blanket weaving in the Southwest. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. Identified there as a Navajo two-piece dress, banded borders, one panel,1850-1870.
There is an entry on this artifact in The Joe Ben Wheat Southwest Textile Database, Arizona State Museum, The University of Arizona, www.statemuseum.arizona.edu. Direct link to entry: http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/coll/textile/jbw_southwest_textile_database/textiles/analysis/97
Record Last Modified:
18 May 2015
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
002357
USNM Number:
E11168-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8330334