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ampas (tray cover)
  • Maranao peoples
  • ampas (tray cover), late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: Lanao del Sur, Philippines
  • cloth, velvet, beading
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7 x 53 cm height does not include fringe
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/4 x 20 7/8 in height does not include fringe
  • Gift of Charles K. Warriner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7072

The round cloth has edges that were intended to hang over the sides of a tray. The round portion has a pink square in the center with a purple border and green velvet at the corners. There is another square in a two-tone green cloth with purple and whtie detail. The black fills out the circle. The green velvet sides have pink edging. It has netted bead fringe in red, green, white, and yellow.

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