Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • rug, late 1800s–1930
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wool yarn, cotton, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 93 x 53 cm
    Object Height/Width: 36 5/8 x 20 7/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6607

Small rectangular rug is woven with cotton warp and wool weft. The field is a natural colored wool in off-white. The top and bottom edges are red. In the center of the rug is a design pattern of three rows of diamonds that are all joined together. Inside the diamonds are woven with a light brown colored wool. On one end of the design the brown is a lighter tan color and the other end is a darker shade.