Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Ganado rug
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • Ganado rug, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: Ganado, Arizona, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 182 x 129.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 71 5/8 x 51 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6959

The rectangular rug has a light brown field with a stepped off-white diamond in the center with a brown cross in the center with a red outline and a black/dark brown outline on the diamond. There is a stepped off-white zigzag on either side of the diamond with a brown outline on one side and a black/dark brown outline on the other side. The off-white triangle above and below the diamond has a black outline and brown detail. There is a brown square with a red outline in the space around the zigzag and a stepped black line down both long edges. The rug has an off-white and black/dark brown border.