Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Ganado rug
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • Ganado rug, mid 1900s–1950
  • Where object was made: Ganado, Arizona, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 250.5 x 156.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 98 5/8 x 61 5/8 in
  • Gift of Mildred P. Wolf and her son John P. Wolf
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6927

The rectangular rug has a grey field and a row of diamonds in the center with serrated black outlines. The center diamond has a white field and a small black diamond in the center. The diamonds above and below have three small red diamonds inside. The diamond at the top and bottom are red with three small white diamonds inside. There is a wide white zigzag on either side with a red serrated edge. There are small red diamonds with serrated edges adjoining with the zigzag. There is a black at the top and bottom and a red stripe at the top and bottom. The border is black.