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Fourth-Phase Chief’s-Blanket Style Rug, c. 1900. Diné (Navajo) female artist. CMA,1937.903

Fourth-Phase Chief’s-Blanket Style Rug (detail), c. 1900. Southwest, Diné (Navajo) female artist. Wool; tapestry weave; 178.4 x 151.1 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Amelia Elizabeth White, 1937.903

Native North American Textiles

Friday, December 9, 2022–Sunday, December 3, 2023
Location:  231 Native North American
Sarah P. and William R. Robertson Gallery

About The Exhibition

Newly on display from the permanent collection are two Diné (Navajo) garments from the late 1800s—a woman’s dress and a rug woven for the collector’s market, modeled on the Diné shoulder blanket. Also new on view is a watercolor from the 1920s by the Pueblo artist Ma Pe Wi (Velino Shije Herrera), who was key to a major development in Southwest Indigenous arts as Natives took control of representing their own cultures after centuries of marginalization.