Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • rug, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: Two Grey Hills, New Mexico, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 165 x 125.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 64 15/16 x 49 7/16 in
  • Gift from the Estate of Robert and Marion J. Mengel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6560

The rectangular rug has a grey field and a large light brown stepped diamond in the center. There is a white chevron at the inside top and bottom and a smaller grey diamond in the center of that with a dark brown outline and a small white diamond inside. The light brown diamond has a white and black outline and small white triangles at every step. The geometric design in each corner of the field has a light brown triangle with a dark brown outline, a light brown square, and white lines to fill out the design. It has a white and dark brown border.