Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • rug, circa 1930
  • Where object was made: Ganado?, Arizona, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 179.5 x 101.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 70 11/16 x 39 15/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6563
Label Text

The rectangular rug has a red field and a light brown strip along each long side. It has a wide red band around the border with white and dark brown diamonds with rays at the edges. The dark brown and white border separates the interior field. It has four dark brown crosses with white triangles on two arms and white trapezoids on the other two. There are white or dark brown birds on either side of the crosses.