Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Guatemala
  • tablecloth, late 1800s–2000
  • Where object was made: Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
  • cotton, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 116 x 100 cm
    Object Length/Width: 45 11/16 x 39 3/8 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6667

The square table cloth is made from three strips of woven cotton. It has a lightweight, open weave. Each strip is decorated with bands of decoration that are overwoven or embroidered into the cloth, giving a white on white appearance. A band of diamonds with five projections from either end alternates with bands of three zigzags with triangles of wavy lines in the negative space around the zigzags.