Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Two Grey Hills rug
  • Julia Jumbo
    1928–2007, active 1940–2007
    born: Newcomb, New Mexico, United States ; active: United States
  • Two Grey Hills rug, circa 1959
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 144.5 x 96 cm
    Object Length/Width: 56 7/8 x 37 3/4 in
  • Gift of David and Jean Francisco
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2766
Label Text

The rectangular rug has a black border, wide cream band, and a light brown field. A band of incomplete black "X's", outlined with brown, borders the field.

The center desing is a large black diamond with stepped edges, with smaller triangles at each step, outlined in cream. The long narrow grey diamond-like shape inside the black is also outlined in cream. There is a brown rectangular shape with stepped edges on the long sides and a "T" shape on either short end, also outlined in cream. There is a black and cream "X" shape with stepped legs in each corner.