Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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early Crystal rug
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • early Crystal rug, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Crystal, New Mexico, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing?
  • Object Length/Width: 185 x 139.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 72 13/16 x 54 15/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6937

The rectangular rug has a grey field with a large serrated diamond, identified as a squash blossom in the center with a light tan and dark brown border. There are two serrated diamonds above and below with small grey bowties in the center and dark brown and light tan borders. There is a dark brown cross between them. The serrated zigzag is dark brown and light tan. The key-like pattern on the border is dark brown, light tan, and grey. The rug has a dark brown edge.