Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Guatemala
  • shirt, late 1800s–1953
  • Where object was made: Guatemala
  • cotton, weaving, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 57 x 100 cm
    Object Height/Width: 22 7/16 x 39 3/8 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6751

The very wide boxy shirt has a square neck. It was made from three panels, there are arm holes, but the sleeves are the same length as the body of the shirt. It is white with an allover embroidered pattern consisting of four-legged animals (probably horses) in red, blue, purple, pink, and green. The smaller designs look like winged insects and some are just irregular shapes with "legs," in the same colors. There is pink edging on the inside of the neck hole.