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ampas (tray cover)
  • Maranao peoples
  • ampas (tray cover), late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: Lanao del Sur, Philippines
  • satin, sequins, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width: 11 x 56 cm
    Object Height/Width: 4 5/16 x 22 1/16 in
  • Gift of Charles K. Warriner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7071

The round cloth has edges that are intended to hang over the sides of a tray. The round portion has a large green square in the center with a black border and yellow to fill out the round top. The edge is light purple with white scalloped trim, and is embroidered with flower-like designs in yellow, dark blue, red, and green with red sequin detail. There are purple sequin triangles above white edging.

It was used with a tray (2007.3591.a,b) when serving important persons or on important occasions.