Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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storm pattern rug
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • storm pattern rug, late 1800s–1930
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 237 x 149.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 93 5/16 x 58 7/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6916

The rectangular rug has a grey-brown field with a composite geometric shape in the center with a light brown rectangle dividing a stepped diamond. The red stepped diamond in the center of the rectangle has black detail. There are red triangles on the short sides of the rectangle. The red diamond is inside the light brown divided diamond. It is outlined in white and black with red detail. There are three light brown rectangles above and below, each outlined in white and black. There are black lines from the center design to the rectangles and stacked red diamonds along the long sides. There is a black dentil border and a red stripe on either end.