Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • rug, 1870s
  • Where object was made: Arizona Territory (present-day Arizona), United States
  • wool, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 137 x 83 cm
    Object Length/Width: 53 15/16 x 32 11/16 in
  • Gift of Clara Carpenter Marshall
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6598

The rectangular rug has a red field. In the center of the rug are diamond shapes with serrated edges and red in the center, then light beige, dark brown, then light beige again. Radiating away from the diamonds are wavy rows with serrated edges in red, light gray, yellow, red, light beige, and dark brown. At either end there are two red triangles, each with light beige and dark brown serrated rhombus shapes.