Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Chinle rug
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • Chinle rug, early 1900s–1966
  • Where object was made: Chinle?, Arizona, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 189 x 127 cm
    Object Length/Width: 74 7/16 x 50 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6929

The rectangular rug has a yellow field with horizontal stripes in white, light brown, and light green. There is an H-like shape with flaring legs on the stripes. The top and bottom row have brown "H's". The middle row has yellow H's. The white stripes have an incomplete sawtooth pattern in stripe coloration. There are pink tassels at each corner.