Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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yeibichai rug
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • yeibichai rug, late 1800s–1962
  • Where object was made: Gallup, New Mexico, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 44 x 78.5 cm width includes tuft at corner
    Object Height/Width: 17 5/16 x 30 7/8 in width includes tuft at corner
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6572

The small rectangular rug has a white field and two vertical red stripes on either end. There are paired red and grey vertical stripes in the center. There aer two standing figures, each with their arms bent and raised at the elbows. Each figure has square black hair, dots for eyes and a mouth, a grey top with two long fringes at each elbow and a red kilt and legs.