Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Crystal rug
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • Crystal rug, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Crystal, New Mexico?, United States
  • wool, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 164 x 97 cm
    Object Length/Width: 64 9/16 x 38 3/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1857

The rectangular woolen rug has a grey field and dark brown border. There are two concentric serrated diamonds in bands of dark orange and dark brown or off-white and grey with red accents. The center of each diamond is dark orange with a dark brown center. The negative space outside the diamonds has triangular shaped lines in red or orange and red regtangles, with a triangular notch from one end, outlined in orange, with pink (formerly off-white?) zigzags.

This is an older style Crystal rug.