Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small mat
  • Country Unknown
  • small mat, late 1800s–2007
  • reed, wool yarn, cloth, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 21 x 23 cm
    Object Height/Width: 8 1/4 x 9 1/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3320

The small square mat has a reed base decorated with colored wool yarns woven through. It has green cloth edging on four sides. It has red cloth edging and green ruffle on three sides.

The center panel decoration consists of a small dark blue square in the center with a red band. The remainder has bands outlined in red or dark blue, with a light natural field and small diamond-like decorations in dark blue, red, or green. The diamond-like decorations are all the same color in any given band.