Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Tz'utujil maker
  • sash, late 1800s–1942
  • Where object was made: Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala
  • cotton, weaving, dyeing, embroidering, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: 210 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 82 11/16 x 2 3/16 in
  • Gift of the Josephine M. Wood Trust
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6723

The long woven sash has a red field with embroidered decoration. It has green and dark yellow edging. The decorations include: pairs of figures in green, yellow, blue-green, and purple, blocks of checkerboard in yellow, orange, green, dark blue, black, and red, a large bird-like figure in yellow with purple, light purple, dark blue, red, and green detail, short zigzags in blue-green, yellow, green, dark blue and light purple. There is a long and larger scale zigzag at one end in green, dark pink, dark blue, orange, black, and dark purple. The zigzag is edged with yellow with red dots. The end fringes are braided.