Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kaqchikel (Cakchiquel) maker
  • jacket, late 1800s–1942
  • Where object was made: San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala, Guatemala
  • cotton, weaving, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 59 x 131 cm width is cuff to cuff
    Object Height/Width: 23 1/4 x 51 9/16 in width is cuff to cuff
  • Gift of the Josephine M. Wood Trust
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6717

The jacket has long sleeves, open at the front center. It has no collar and no fasteners. It has red, yellow, and blue vertical stripes and embroidery across the shoulders and on each cuff. The shoulders have unidentified shapes in a wide stripe of purple or blue-green across the center and smaller diagonal lines above and below in yellow or purple. The cuffs have four-legged animals in yellow and purple or blue-green and purple.