Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Ganado rug
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • Ganado rug, circa 1890
  • Where object was made: Ganado, Arizona Territory (present-day Arizona), United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 184 x 114 cm
    Object Length/Width: 72 7/16 x 44 7/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6639

The rectangular rug has two rows of white diamonds with smaller brown diamonds inside. One center row has brown, dark brown, and red diamonds. The rows along the edges are "half-diamonds" in the same color as the center row. There is a brown and white stripe at the top and bottom.