Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Ganado rug
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • Ganado rug, early 1900s–1975
  • Where object was made: Ganado?, Arizona, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 113 x 57 cm including tassles
    Object Height/Width: 44 1/2 x 22 7/16 in including tassles
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6606

The small rectangular rug has a white field. At both of the shorter ends there is a dark brown border and a thin brown line. In the center of the rug there are two diamonds that come together at the points. They are woven in red and there is a solid line and on either side of the diamond that is made up of thin, comb-like lines. Inside of each diamond is a dark brown hexagon made up of similar comb-like lines. At each corner there is a small, light brown tassel made of untwisted wool.