Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Alberta Begay
    active: United States
  • rug, late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 148.5 x 87.5 cm not including tassles
    Object Length/Width: 58 7/16 x 34 7/16 in not including tassles
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6571

The rectangular rug has a light brown field and a dark yellow border with serrated edges along the interior of the long sides. One vertical shape in the center has a constriction at the middle. There is light brown in the center with serrated edges and white detail. The wide dark yellow border follows the shape of the center image, also with a serrated border and white detail. There are three rows of stacked white triangles at the top and bottom. There is a small tassel at each corner.