Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Chimayo rug
  • Southwestern peoples
  • Chimayo rug, early 1900s–1962
  • Where object was made: Chimayo, New Mexico, United States
  • wool yarn, cotton yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 209 x 105 cm
    Object Length/Width: 82 5/16 x 41 5/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6543

The rectangular rug has a grey field and short grey fringe on either end. The center diamond is oriented horizontally with a light brown field and a serrated diamond in white, red, orange, blue, light blue, and dark blue. The outside of the diamond has a blue outline and red and white stepped edges. There is a wide stripe at either end in white, black, red, brown, light brown, dark blue, medium blue, and light blue. There is a rectangle with a triangle at one end in the space around the center diamond. It is a red with blue rectangle with a white outline. There is a white block shaped "U" at the joint with one red end and one blue end. There is a thin white line and thin light blue lines.