Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Chimayo rug
  • Southwestern peoples
  • Chimayo rug, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Chimayo, New Mexico, United States
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 107 x 49 cm
    Object Length/Width: 42 1/8 x 19 5/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6615

The small rectangular rug has a red field. The center design suggests a square divided into triangles in light brown, black, grey, and blue-green. There is a horizontal line through the center in light brown and blue-green that has a chevron on either end. There is a row of three short stepped lines in light brown above and below the center design. The wide stripe near either end is made of thinner stripes in light brown, grey, dark blue, and blue-green. There is short light brown fringe along the short edges.