Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Southwestern Native American maker
  • cushion, late 1800s–1998
  • Where object was made: Southwestern United States
  • wool, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 55 x 55 cm
    Object Height/Width: 21 5/8 x 21 5/8 in
  • Gift of Janet B. Young
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5158

The thin square cushion is made from two different pieces of woven wool.

Side one has a large light brown diamond in the center with a red trapezoid and light blue trapezoid. The area around the diamond has a light natural colored field with stripes in orange, medium blue, light green and dark green.

Side two has a large dark gray diamond with a composite design of triangles in the center in orange, light natural, medium blue and red. The area around the diamond is light natural. There are stripes on either end in yellow, black, light gray, red and medium blue.

There is a medium blue tassel at each corner and a short, sparse fringe.