Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Chimayo table runner
  • Southwestern peoples
  • Chimayo table runner, 1910s
  • Where object was made: Chimayo, New Mexico, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 158 x 39 cm
    Object Length/Width: 62 3/16 x 15 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6609
Description

The long, thin rectangular table runner has grey fringes at both ends. The field is black and the decorations are in off-white. In the center there is a white bird design. Above and below that are thin white, horizontal lines. Next is a stylized design of a diamond shape with horizontal projections at the four corners. Near the ends there are several white bands in varying thicknesses.