Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Ganado rug
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • Ganado rug, 1880s
  • Where object was made: Ganado, Arizona Territory (present-day Arizona), United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 157.5 x 62 cm
    Object Length/Width: 62 x 24 7/16 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6617

The long rectangular rug has a variegated light brown field with five stepped diamonds. The center diamond is grey with a red cross in the center. The adjacent two diamonds have small light brown squares in the centers, light colored stepped diamonds and red outlines. The diamonds at the end have light brown centers and red borders. There is a grey border with trapezoids down the long sides and straight across on the top and bottom. The light colored border has grey edging.