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marriage blanket
  • Guatemala
  • marriage blanket, 1944
  • Where object was made: Momostenango, Totonicapán, Guatemala
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 250 x 158 cm length includes fringe
    Object Length/Width: 98 7/16 x 62 3/16 in length includes fringe
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6952

The rectangular rug has an off-white field with a dark blue diamond outline in the center with a large blue bird inside. There are rows of human figures or four-legged animals. The figures have yellow or red heads and dark blue or black dresses. The animals are dark blue, black, or red. There is a dark blue zigzag at either end with red or yellow circles and black leaf-like designs. The rug has a black triangle border and off-white fringe at either end.