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woman with bowl on head
  • Guatemala
  • woman with bowl on head, late 1800s–2000
  • Where object was made: Guatemala
  • wood, paper, wire, cornhusk, cotton, nylon, acorn, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 15.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6357

The woman has paper arms and legs, a cornhusk body, and a stuffed head. Her face is nylon with embroidered features. She has a red and white headwrap and the cap of an acorn balanced on her head like a bowl. Her top is dark blue with large areas of white on the proper left side. She has a green skirt. She stands on a wooden base.