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  • Guatemala
  • blanket, 1940s
  • Where object was made: Chichicastenango, Quiché, Guatemala
  • wool yarn, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 213 x 78 cm length includes fringe
    Object Length/Width: 83 7/8 x 30 11/16 in length includes fringe
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6668

The dark brown wool blanket has fringe at either end. The dark brown field is shot through with thin white lines giving the apppearance of wide dark brown stripes. Each end has two decorated bands of red, dark brown, and white checkerboard and a band of composite decoration with diamonds and triangles with lines in red and dark brown on a white field.