Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Crystal rug
  • Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • Crystal rug, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: Crystal, New Mexico, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 128 x 76.5 cm length includes tassles
    Object Length/Width: 50 3/8 x 30 1/8 in length includes tassles
  • Gift from the Estate of Robert and Marion J. Mengel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6652

The rectangular rug has horizontal stripes in dark yellow, yellow, yellow/grey, white/grey, and grey. Four grey stripes are decorated with three iterations of a design in white, dark yellow, and light brown, identified as a squash blossom. Each is a composite of triangles and diamonds in a wider rather than tall design. It has small white tassels.