Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • rug, late 1800s–1929
  • Where object was made: Crystal, New Mexico, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 186.5 x 111 cm
    Object Length/Width: 73 7/16 x 43 11/16 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6562

The rectangular rug has a light brown field with a dark brown and red border, with a denticular design along the long sides. There is a dark brown rectangular outline in the center with a red zigzag. There are stepped dark brown lines from each corner of the center rectangle and stepped white triangles in dark brown lines and along the long edges of the rectangle. There are dark brown and white stepped lines in a zigzag pattern on either side of the rectangle. The red triangles at the short ends of the rectangle have dark brown detail.