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cloth to make a skirt
  • Guatemala or Mexico
  • cloth to make a skirt, late 1800s–2000
  • Where object was made: Mexico or Guatemala
  • cotton, weaving, dyeing, embroidering
  • Object Length/Width: 221 x 90.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 87 x 35 5/8 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6748

The length of red cloth has three bands of embroidered decoration. One end has a band with five bands of white diamond outlines with a green, blue, or yellow dot inside. White zigzags define the edges. There is a single row of white diamonds with blue centers and white zigzags on either side. The remaining two areas of embroidery have larger scale zigzags that nearly form a row of diamonds, and each has a yellow, blue, or green composite X shape. There are small diamonds and white lines on either side of the zigzag. The wide bands of diamonds have green, blue or yellow dots on either side of the larger zigzag design.