Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • rug, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: Two Grey Hills, New Mexico, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 102.5 x 71 cm tassles not included
    Object Length/Width: 40 3/8 x 27 15/16 in tassles not included
  • Gift from the Estate of Robert and Marion J. Mengel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6575

The small rectangular rug has a light brown wool field and a white stepped diamond design in the center with stacked black triangles inside with a light brown outline. The diamond has a black outline and small white stepped triangles at each step, each with a black outline. The brown stepped triangle in each corner has a white outline and a small black triangle inside. The rug has a black border with a white border inside the black border with rectangular and triangular extensions along the long sides. There is a small tassel in each corner.