Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Ganado rug
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • Ganado rug, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: Ganado, Arizona, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 160 x 85 cm
    Object Length/Width: 63 x 33 7/16 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Robert and Marion J. Mengel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6600

The rectangular rug has stripes running shortwise along the whole length. The field is a natural undyed wool color, and the stripes are done in alternating stripes of dark brown, light brown, dark tan, and light purple. At either end there is a long rectangular shape outlined in dark brown with a dark tan, double pointed shape at either end. Both of the short edges have thin dark brown borders.