Navajo Rug Weaver

Weaving and Geometry


Here are four images of Native American designs. How would you describe them in terms of geometry? What geometric features do they all have in common? Write down your answers, and compare it to your neighbors. Then click "continue" below to learn more.

Embroidery, Plains Indians

Shoshone Beadwork

Pawnee Buffalo Hide Drum

Navajo Rug

Pronunciation of tribes:

Shoshone: “show-SHOW-nee”
Pawnee: “PAW-nee”
Navajo: “NAV-uh-hoe”