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Navajo Rug Weaver

March 10, 2015

Navajo Rug Weaver Cultural Background   The Navajo are an indigenous people from the American Southwest. They call themselves "Dine'", which means 'people' in the Navajo language. The first Navajos settled in the Southwest in the early 16th Century. Today, the Navajo Nation stretches across Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, covering over 27,000 square miles.   It is impossible to talk about Navajo weaving as simply one part of Navajo culture. Weaving has always been integral to Navajo society, daily life, and cosmology. Parts of the Navajo Creation Story tell of Spider Woman weaving beautiful rugs on her loom, and it was through Spider Woman's teachings that Navajo weavers learned their craft.   "Spider Woman instructed the Navajo women how...

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Add a Rug to a Plot ( educational )

March 10, 2015

Add a Rug to a Plot Description Adds a rug representation (1-d plot) of the data to the plot. Usage rug(x, ticksize = 0.03, side = 1, lwd = 0.5, col = par("fg"), quiet = getOption("warn") < 0, ...) Arguments x A numeric vector ticksize The length of the ticks making up the ‘rug’. Positive lengths give inwards ticks. side On which side of the plot box the rug will be plotted. Normally 1 (bottom) or 3 (top). lwd The line width of the ticks. col The colour the ticks are plotted in. quiet logical indicating if there should be a warning about clipped values. ... further arguments, passed to axis, such as line or pos for specifying the location...

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