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rug with butterflies
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • rug with butterflies, 1915–1920
  • Where object was made: Lukachukai, Arizona, United States
  • wool, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 100 x 58 cm
    Object Length/Width: 39 3/8 x 22 13/16 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1859

The woven rectangle has a medium brown field and two dark brown bands around the edge. The top and bottom are edged in red. There are six butterflies in a row down the middle consisting of: brown, red, and brown quadrants, light brown with red and brown spots, dark brown with white spots, white with brown spots, and brown with white tops on the top wings only.