Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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transitional Crystal rug
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • transitional Crystal rug, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Crystal, New Mexico, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 241 x 138.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 94 7/8 x 54 1/2 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6923

The rectangular rug has a gray field and a large diamond outline in the center in white and dark brown. The short horizontal lines provide a transition in color. There is a large dark brown whirling log pattern in the center and a small dark brown cross in each corner. It has a white and dark brown border with a sawtooth pattern.