Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wall hanging
  • Colombia
  • wall hanging, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Colombia
  • yarn, wood, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 152 x 78 cm
    Object Length/Width: 59 13/16 x 30 11/16 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6765

The rectangular wall hanging has wooden rods at regular intervals. The top rod is exposed and warp fibers are knotted at intervals with a small tuft at the top. There is a row of short white fringe at the top. There are two layers of warp fibers. The bottom layer is dark brown, the top layer is dark yellow and is gathered to expose diamond shapes of dark brown. Three woven bands separate the rows of diamonds. There is a series of white squares with a circle (or concentric circles) around it. The larger band is in the middle and the smaller band is above and below. There is a row of short white fringe near the bottom. There is long brown and dark yellow fringe at the bottom. The bottom fringe has been twisted.