Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Guatemala
  • apron, late 1800s–1953
  • Where object was made: Guatemala, Guatemala, Guatemala
  • cotton, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 46 x 127 cm
    Object Length/Width: 18 1/8 x 50 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6752

The half-apron (without the bib) has a wide band of embroidery around the bottom. It is green with short green ties. The embroidered band has small yellow ovals, a small purple zigzag, and a row of small rectangles with yellow, red, and white stripes. There are large red diamonds with smaller red diamonds inside. The smaller design elements listed above repeat. The pockets are hidden behind the embroidered band (which is actually a separate piece that was stitched on).