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cloth to make a skirt
  • Guatemala or Mexico
  • cloth to make a skirt, late 1800s–1953
  • Where object was made: Mexico or Guatemala
  • cotton, weaving, dyeing, embrodering
  • Object Length/Width: 212 x 88 cm
    Object Length/Width: 83 7/16 x 34 5/8 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6747

The long red cloth has three areas of white embroidery. The ends are unfinished. One end is decorated with a band of serrated diamonds with a band of three zigzags on either side. There is a band of small flower-like designs closest to the end, and a wavy line on the other side of the zigzags. The remaining two areas of embroidery are more densely decorated with bands of wavy lines, flower-like designs, zigzags with circles, X-like designs, three zigzags, parallelograms and a wider band of serrated diamonds with a circle and cross in the center.