Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Diné (Navajo) peoples
  • rug, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 162 x 114 cm
    Object Length/Width: 63 3/4 x 44 7/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6643

The rectuangular rug has a light brown diamond in the center with a dark brown swastika. There is dark yellow around the center diamond. Three triangles are light brown with white and dark brown borders above and below the center diamond. There is a stepped triangle in light brown with a dark brown swastika in the center and a white and dark brown border. There is a dark brown swastika in each corner of the rug.

It has a lighter brown field and a dark brown and white border.