Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • rug, late 1800s–1890
  • Where object was made: Arizona Territory (present-day Arizona), United States
  • wool yarn, cotton string, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 32 x 65 cm
    Object Length/Width: 12 5/8 x 25 9/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6651

The rectangular rug has a red field with serrated zigzags in light brown, light green, light blue, and medium blue. The center of the rug has two diamond outlines in the same coloration between the offset zigzags. There are small light green crosses where the points come together from the offset zigzags and the light green and light brown wavy diamond outline. There is a wavy looking chevron in light green and light brown at the edges at the larger spaces between the zigzags.