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woman with firewood on head and baby in arms
  • Guatemala
  • woman with firewood on head and baby in arms, late 1800s–1962
  • Where object was made: Guatemala
  • wood, paper, wire, cloth, yarn, nylon, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 14.5 x 8 x 5.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 11/16 x 3 1/8 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Orvel A. Criqui, on behalf of Dr. William Nolan
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6368

The standing woman has a bundle of firewood on her head. She has a red headscarf, a nylon face with embroidered features, a black short sleeved shirt, a yellow sash and a red skirt with horizontal stripes in dark blue and yellow. The baby is wrapped in red cloth and is held in her proper right arm. It has paper arms and legs. She stands on a square wooden base.