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marriage blanket
  • Guatemala
  • marriage blanket, 1953
  • Where object was made: Momostenango, Totonicapán, Guatemala
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 232 x 149 cm
    Object Length/Width: 91 5/16 x 58 11/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6950

The rectangular rug has an off-white field with a dark blue diamond outline in the center with two green birds facing each other. One has a red breast, the other has a brown breast. There are rows of human figures wearing pants or skirts and hats. The figures are green, black, brown, purple, or red. There is a dark blue and black zigzag at the top and bottom with small bud-like flowers in the space around it in the same colors as the figures. The rug has a dark blue and black triangle border. There is off-white fringe at either end.