Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Ganado rug
  • Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • Ganado rug, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Ganado, Arizona, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 194 x 133 cm
    Object Length/Width: 76 3/8 x 52 3/8 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6946

The rectangular rug has a red field with two pair of serrated zigzags in dark brown and white, which are offset to suggest diamonds. It has a sawtooth-like pattern in dark brown and white between the pairs of zigzags. There is a dark brown and white stripe toward each end and there are dark brown stripes at the ends.