Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • rug, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: Klagetoh or Ganado, Arizona, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 157 x 91.5 cm tassles not included
    Object Length/Width: 61 13/16 x 36 in tassles not included
  • Gift from the Estate of Robert and Marion J. Mengel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6593

The rectangular rug has black and brown diamonds with serrated edges down the center. There are white and light brown zigzags down the sides and black or brown triangles fill out the edges. There is a black and brown border with white inside, and stepped triangles along the long edges. There is one brown and two small black tassels.