Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Ganado rug
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • Ganado rug, late 1800s–1900
  • Where object was made: Ganado, Arizona Territory (present-day Arizona), United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 178 x 147 cm
    Object Length/Width: 70 1/16 x 57 7/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6951

The rectangular rug has a red field with horizontal zigzags in light blue or grey and yellow that meet to form diamonds. There are serrated light blue diamonds, identified as squash blossoms, inside most of the created diamonds. There is a yellow and light blue stripe at the top and bottom.