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Woven Yucca Matting

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Cultural Period: Ancestral Puebloan (Wupatki Pueblo, A.D. 1130 – A.D. 1260)

Description: Woven yucca matting from Wupatki Pueblo. The fragment is woven with a simple over-and-under pattern, and was likely part of a sleeping mat. Note: The sheen on the matting fragment derives from a preservative treatment applied to protect the piece from insects and rot.

Dimensions: 13.0 cm (L) x 10.0 cm (W) x 0.3 cm (T) (5.12 x 3.94 x 0.12 in).

Collection: On display at Wupatki National Monument.

Dan Boone/Ryan Belnap, Bilby Research Center, Northern Arizona University
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