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, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: 104 x 7.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 40 15/16 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of the Josephine M. Wood Trust
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6722

The woven sash is made from two woven strips sewn side by side. The strips each have yellow edging. It has a red field with light blue decorations consisting of women with containers on their heads, men or women with hats on their heads, birds, leaf-like designs and other unidentifiable animal shapes. The fringes at each end of each strip are braided.