Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Hawazma peoples
  • rug, 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Umm Durmān, Al Kharţoum, Sudan; made in Darfur, Sudan
  • sheep wool, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 157 x 82 cm
    Object Length/Width: 61 3/4 x 32 1/4 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5188

The rectangular rug has a light brown field and red and dark brown checkerboard stripes with orange on each side of stripe. The center stripe has three red stripes with two stripes of dark brown and white checkerboard and blocks of orange and dark brown in the very center and thin orange and dark brown on the edge. The stripe along each edge has a dark brown and white checkerboard with a thin red and one thin orange stripe. It is fringed on the short sides of the rectangle.

This is not a typical Baggara household object.