Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Guatemala
  • blanket, 1940s
  • Where object was made: Chichicastenango, Quiché, Guatemala
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 239 x 81 cm length includes fringe
    Object Length/Width: 94 1/8 x 31 7/8 in length includes fringe
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6611

The rectangular dark brown blanket has three decorated bands at either end. Two are in red and white checkerboard with a few dark blue squares and a wider band with a white field, red and dark blue triangles along either edge, and red and dark blue diamonds resembling a weaving pattern.

The fringes at either end are knotted at two places. "Baslio" is embroidered at one end.