Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • rug, late 1800s–1940
  • Where object was made: Ganado, Arizona, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 177 x 113 cm length does not include tassle
    Object Length/Width: 69 11/16 x 44 1/2 in length does not include tassle
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6638

The rectangular rug has a white field with a red serrated diamond with a black/dark brown outline in the center. The red serrated chevrons are above and below on each side with black/dark brown and grey borders that give a zigzag appearance. There is a red triangle at the top and bottom. The "U" shaped border has one leg that is black/dark brown, the other leg and bottom is grey. There is a white and red border of serrated triangles and one white tassel.