Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Mexico
  • rug, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 113.5 x 58 cm
    Object Length/Width: 44 11/16 x 22 13/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6732

The rectangular rug has fringe on the ends. It has a white field with a serrated diamond in the center with concentric bands of color: blue, blue-green, red, whtie, dark blue, pink, light blue, light brown, and blue-green. There are stripes at either end in pink, blue-green, red, light blue, dark blue, blue-green with pink, and light brown. The wide blue-green stripe has stepped triangles with key-like extensions in dark blue and light brown, red and white, and blue-green, and blue. There are wider white and blue stripes at the ends. There is short twisted white fringe.