Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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transitional storm pattern rug
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • transitional storm pattern rug, early 1900s–1910
  • Where object was made: Tuba City, Arizona, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 148 x 125 cm
    Object Length/Width: 58 1/4 x 49 3/16 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6920

The square rug has a light brown field with four stacked diamonds in the center that are gray with a dark brown sawtooth outline and a thin red edge. There is a red whirling log pattern in each and dark brown whirling log patterns decorate the long edges. There are red crosses between the diamonds along with a few red and dark brown crosses. There is a dark brown and gray stripe on either end.