Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Crystal rug
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • Crystal rug, late 1800s–1940
  • Where object was made: Crystal, New Mexico, United States
  • wool, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 148 x 99 cm
    Object Length/Width: 58 1/4 x 39 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1854

The rectangular woolen rug has a medium brown field. Two dark brown zigzags are flanked by light brown and form a diamond in the center with a small light brown diamond with red serrated edges. The field has a brown border and a light brown band at either end. There are light brown triangles with red serrated edges in the negative space around the center diamond.

This is an older style Crystal rug.