Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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coin purse
  • Guatemala
  • coin purse, late 1800s–2000
  • Where object was made: Guatemala
  • cotton, weaving, metal
  • Object Height/Width: 9 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width: 3 9/16 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6819

The small rectangular coin purse has a zipper closure. It has horizontal stripes in red, green, dark blue, pink, bright blue, black and white chevrons, and purple. The wider blue stripe near the middle is decorated with two headed birds in bright blue, pink, light orange, white, red, and blue-green.