Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pictorial rug with birds and flowers
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • pictorial rug with birds and flowers, circa 1920s
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • wool, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 132.5 x 89 cm not including tassles
    Object Height/Width: 52 3/16 x 35 1/16 in not including tassles
  • Gift of Family of Eula Johanna Houlton Price
  • Not on display
  • 2013.0131

Wool rug with a cream colored field. Along the sides and down the center are stepped diamonds in gray and dark brown, with orange details. At each corner there is an orange flower with a tan stem and outline, next to a small orange bird, then another orange flower with a gray stem, and then in the center there are two pairs of small tan birds with orange feet and dark brown details. The border of the rug is dark brown with repeating orange crosses on the long sides. The selvedges and small tassles at the corners are orange.