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Rug, woven in wool only [?], tapestry weave, with yei design from a sand painting, depicting six figures (dancers holding feathers), enclosed in broad border of dark wool enclosing a geometric pattern. The figures are executed in multiple pastel shades including mauve, beige, orange and green, in analine dye, on a natural grey ground.
- Production date
- 1938 (circa)
Length: 137 centimetres
Width: 201 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Purchased at Phillips 'Tribal Art and Antiquities' 27/11/1997 sale (no.30,453), lot 304. The description and illustration on p.36 of Sale Catalogue: 'The following two lots were collected by the Sheffield industrialist, Edwin Walker, in 1938, while giving a lecture tour in the United States. 304 [sole rug purchased]: A large Navajo rug, woven in natural and analine dyed wools in shades of brown, grey, red, purple, orange and yellow, depicting six dancers with octagonal heads and long bodies, wearing kilts and holding feathers, framed by an angular meander border, approx. 2mx1.33m.' /// Collected by Walker at the same time as textiles in 1997,Am8 collection. (JCK,12/1997).
- Not on display
- Fair: the figures are slightly faded, the rug is not clean, and may have suffered very slight moth damage.
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- Acquisition notes
- Purchased at Phillips 'Tribal Art and Antiquities' 27/11/1997 sale (no.30,453), lot 304. Collected by the Sheffield industrialist, Edwin Walker, in 1938, while giving a lecture tour in the United States. Collected at same time as 1997,Am8 textiles.
Presented by Estelle and Morton Sosland.
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