Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Mabel Yazzie
  • rug, late 1900s–1969
  • Where object was made: Coal Mine Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 161 x 88.5 cm not including tassles
    Object Length/Width: 63 3/8 x 34 13/16 in not including tassles
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6574

The rectangular rug has a dark yellow field with a black border. It has a zigzags along the long edge, and a thin white line inside the black border. There are five iterations of a design with a brown hourglass in the center with a white rectangle and two white triangles, with a black outline and tab-like extensions at either end. There are two designs with black pointed rectangles, end to end with a pointed end toward the center and a white diamond at the outer end between each of the above designs with white. There are small black tassels at the corners.