Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • rug, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 245.5 x 154.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 96 5/8 x 60 13/16 in
  • Gift of Mildred P. Wolf and her son John P. Wolf
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6918

The rectangular rug has vertical jagged zigzagging lines in black and grey. The diamonds are created where the zigzags meet and are half red and half white. The two center diamonds are red with a grey horizontal zipper-like line across. The diamonds on either side of those have a row of black and white blocks with grey zipper-like teeth on either side. The diamonds at the end have a grey zipper-like line across, dividing the white from the red.