Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kalaallit (Greenland Inuit) maker
  • rug, mid 1800s–1895
  • Where object was made: Greenland
  • fur, sealskin, sealskin leather, cotton, appliqué, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 50 x 43.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 19 5/8 x 17 1/8 in
  • Gift of Lewis Lindsay Dyche
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1324

The rectangular "rug" has a cotton fabric backing. The center field is a thick white fur (with a brown spot) of unidentified animal. The two bands without fur are sealskin leather. The innermost band is white, with a thin line of pink and blue. The middle band is alternating blocks of blue and white, with thin alternating stripes of red, blue, red on the last block of white. There is a small red circle on each corner of this band, and the inner band. The outermost band is brown fur sealskin.