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figure with basket on head
  • Guatemala
  • figure with basket on head, late 1900s–1994
  • Where object was made: Guatemala
  • cloth, wood, paper, wire, plant fiber, yarn, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 17 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 11/16 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Carol Chavez
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6370

The standing female figure has a basket on her head and a bundle held in either arm. She has a white face with embroidered features. Her light natural and pink basket has a dark blue and white cloth inside. There is a yellow and red wrap around the front of her face that is light green and black down the back. She has a light natural colored shirt with black and yellow designs. She has a long black skirt with red, green, and light natural geometric designs and a yellow sash. Her arms are held in front of her body and she holds a bundle of plant fibers in her proper left arm and a cornhusk tied with red yarn in her proper right arm. She stands on a square wooden base.