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servilleta (food cover)
  • unknown Q’eqchi’ (Kekchi) maker
  • servilleta (food cover), late 1800s–1942
  • Where object was made: Cobán, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
  • cotton, weaving, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 50.5 x 41.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 19 7/8 x 16 5/16 in
  • Gift of the Josephine M. Wood Trust
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6719

The small rectangular cotton cloth has a loose weave. It is dark green with fringe on two sides. It is embroidered with two rows of bird-like creatures and three rows of paired parallelograms joined by a line with a thin red line between. It has red, yellow, white, and grey embroidery.