Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • rug, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Ganado?, Arizona, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 191.5 x 116 cm
    Object Length/Width: 75 3/8 x 45 11/16 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6557

The rectangular rug has a gray field and four white diamonds down the center with dark brown whirling log patterns in each. The red and white diamond is between the outer two diamonds and the small red and light brown checkerboard square is between the inner two diamonds. There are short segments of red and light brown zigzags down either side. The white stripe down either side has light brown diagonal lines. The border is red and black and there is a dark brown outline on most of the elements.