Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Mrs. Pete
  • rug, 1976
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wool, yarn, beads, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 103 x 52.5 cm including tassles
    Object Length/Width: 40 9/16 x 20 11/16 in including tassles
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6608

The small square rug has long golden yellow tassels at each corner and one large dark brown bead at the base of each tassel. The field is a light tan color. At each corner there is a light brown triangle outlined in dark brown with one stepped side. In the center of the rug there is a large stepped diamond shape with a white border. Inside of the diamond there are concentric diamonds in dark tan, dark brown, light brown and light tan. The edges of the dark tan diamond and two dark brown shapes at the top and bottom points have a comb-like pattern of thin lines.