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cloth used to make a skirt
  • Guatemala or Mexico
  • cloth used to make a skirt, late 1800s–1953
  • Where object was made: Mexico or Guatemala
  • cotton, weaving, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 123 x 90 cm
    Object Length/Width: 48 7/16 x 35 7/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6750

The length of light blue-green cloth has a wide band of embroidery at one end and a narrow band at the other. The ends are unfinished. The wide band of embroidery has a series of white zigzags in different designs (small grid, white squares, white circles). The zigzags create two rows of diamonds, each with a diamond-like accent in the center in pink, blue, red, or grey. The thin band of embroidery at the other end is a band of white x's with red centers.