Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

pillowcase panel
  • Guatemala
  • pillowcase panel, late 1800s–1989
  • Where object was made: Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
  • cotton, weaving, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 37.5 x 42 cm
    Object Height/Width: 14 3/4 x 16 9/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6753

The square cotton panel is embroidered. The bird in the center has a blue body with a yellow back and a purple breast. It has a red comb and beak. The tailfeathers are directed downward in blue, green, purple, red and yellow with contrast details. It is surrounded with large flowers in two tones of red or yellow and solid blue. There are two tone green leaves and small green curlicues.