Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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rug
  • Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • rug, late 1800s–1929
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 179 x 99.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 70 1/2 x 39 3/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6551
Description

The rectangular rug has thin vertical brown, light brown, and light natural stripes for most of the length. One end of the rug has horizontal bands of decoration consisting of dark brown and light natural chevrons pointing toward the proper right, a band of vertical stripes as above, a band of vertical stripes in dark brown and light natural, a band of dark brown and light natural chevrons in alternating directions, a band of vertical stripes as above, a band of dark brown and white vertical stripes, and a band of dark brown and white chevrons in alternating directions.