Perishable: Twined Sandal AZRU8-2826


Twined Sandal, Accession AZRU-00008, Catalog #2826. Morris FS 5533. Analyzed by Laurie Webster, 2006. Decorated twined sandal with slight toe jog, double toe loops, a hide heel strap, and hide strips on toe underside. Design of brown horizontal stripes with pendent triangles. Raised diamond design on underside. Red and brown checkerboard design on heel. An elaborate sandal when new. Holes at heel, ball of foot. Possibly trimmed. Measurements: L 24.5, W 10.0 CM. Images: AZRU8-2826 A: upper face of twined sandal with geometric design. AZRU8-2826 B: detail of another raised diamond. AZRU8-2826 C: detail of raised diamond with oblique wrapping. AZRU8-2826 D: hide stitching worked in backstitch. AZRU8-2826 E: inner surface of heel showing method of finishing. Note horizontal appearance of wefts. AZRU8-2826 F: outer surface of heel. Note vertical appearance of wefts. AZRU8-2826 G: view of 2-strand twining (S) weave structure. AZRU8-2826 H: detail of faint raised design. AZRU8-2826 I: detail of heel with orange and brown bars. AZRU8-2826 J: detail of hide strips on underside of toe. AZRU8-2826 K: lower face with raised diamond design. Recovered from Earl Morris' excavation of Room 193, Aztec West Ruin. For Room 193 Morris described typical architectural features and “refuse that had been deposited on the second floor, including fragments of a considerable number of very fine medium-sized water jars and mugs that were shattered, possibly intentionally, judging from their number and the fact that they were practically new and of the same potter. Another atypical Chaco water jar had the entire surface completely hidden by a coat of lacquer bearing an elaborate design in yellow, red, and black” (Morris 1928:362).

Reference: Earl Morris, 1928, Notes on Excavations in the Aztec Ruin, Volume XXVI, Part V, Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

Cite this Record

Perishable: Twined Sandal AZRU8-2826. Laurie Webster. 2006. Aztec Ruins National Monument ( tDAR id: 373927) ; doi:10.6067/XCV88P5XF5

Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1110 to 1140 (Late Chacoan)

Calendar Date: 1140 to 1280 (Post-Chacoan)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -108.038; min lat: 36.803 ; max long: -107.955; max lat: 36.861 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Gary Brown

Contributor(s): Lori Reed; Anne Grulich; Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, NM; Aztec Ruins National Monument

Principal Investigator(s): Laurie Webster

Repository(s): American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY


Rights & Attribution: Artifact was collected from Aztec West Ruin excavations by Earl Morris between 1916 and 1922. Morris' excavations were sponsored and funded by the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

Rights & Attribution: High resolution images of the item are archived and available to researchers through the National Park Service, Aztec Ruins National Monument.

Rights & Attribution: Publication or use of the image is restricted; permission may be obtained through consultation with American Museum of Natural History and Aztec Ruins National Monument.

Source Collections

Original Item: Property of American Museum of Natural History, New York.

Image: NPS, Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico

Original Item: Housed at Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico

Related Comparative Collections

Aztec Ruins Collections housed at Hibben Center, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Aztec Ruins Collections housed at American Museum of Natural History, New York

Aztec Ruins Collections housed at Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, New Mexico

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