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Ganado rug
  • Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • Ganado rug, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: Ganado, Arizona, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 156 x 70 cm length includes tassle
    Object Length/Width: 61 7/16 x 27 9/16 in length includes tassle
  • Gift from the Estate of Robert and Marion J. Mengel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6634

The rectangular rug has a white field. There are stripes in red, dark brown, and black and clusters of thin stripes in red and dark brown. There are diagonal lines of triangles in black and red in each corner. There are sideways stepped chevrons in black, dark brown, and red at the center. There are small white tassels at two corners and one long tassel at one corner.