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Ganado Red
Jennifer Emerson-Tsosie
Navajo, Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona
1989
Cotton/polyester with polyester filling
60" x 84 1/2”
MSUM 7602.1
Photo by Doug Elbinger, all rights reseved by the Michigan State University Museum

"Ganado"-style Navajo rugs, highly regarded for their stark graphic designs, were originally made for sale at the trading post in Ganado, New Mexico. Emerson-Tsosie uses crosses or plus designs in her "Ganado Red Quilt" to convey the conflict in her life between Christianity and the Native American religion.

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