Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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storm pattern rug
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • storm pattern rug, late 1800s–1930s
  • Where object was made: Tuba City, Arizona, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 246 x 165 cm
    Object Length/Width: 96 7/8 x 64 15/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6931

The rectangular rug has a light gray field with a light brown cross in the center with red detail and a black outline. There is a light brown square in each corner with a red whirling log pattern and a black outline. A stepped black line connects each square to the center cross. There is a stepped diamond in red, dark brown, and light brown at the top and bottom. The two stepped chevrons are red, dark brown, and light brown on either long edge. The wide border is red, dark brown, and light brown. There is a red square with a light brown whirling log pattern in each corner.