Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Inga (Sibundoy) maker
  • undergarment, late 1800s–1962
  • Where object was made: Sibundoy, Putumayo, Colombia
  • cotton, dyeing, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width: 114 x 71 cm
    Object Height/Width: 44 7/8 x 27 15/16 in
  • Gift of Orvel A. Criqui, on behalf of Dr. William Nolan
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6741

The simple dress-like garment is made from a length of cloth folded lengthwise and stitched down the sides. There is a slit at the center for the neck. The top of the seams is left unstitched for the arms. There is zigzag stitching down the side seams in blue, red, yellow, and green. There is machine stitching at the neck in red and yellow and machine stitching at the hem in red, yellow, green, and blue.