Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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storm pattern rug
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • storm pattern rug, late 1800s–1939
  • Where object was made: Northwestern Arizona, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 131 x 105 cm
    Object Length/Width: 51 9/16 x 41 5/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6546

The rectangular rug has a light brown field and a dark brown border. There is a white rectangle in the center with stepped red "X." The rectangle is outlined in dark brown with a dark brown stepped line coming from each corner and each ending in a white rectangle with a medium brown border inside a dark brown border.

There is a white diamond at the top and bottom, each with a medium brown and dark brown serrated edge. There is a smaller white diamond adjacent with a serrated red and medium brown border. There is a triangular design in white with medium brown and dark brown detail on either side with two stacked diamonds above and below, outlined in red.