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standing woman with baby
  • Guatemala
  • standing woman with baby, late 1800s–2000
  • Where object was made: Guatemala
  • wood, paper, wire, cotton, nylon, acorn, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 23 x 6.5 x 5.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 1/16 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6360

The standing woman has a baby on her back. She has a nylon head with embroidered features. The acorn on top of her head is balanced like a bowl. She has a dark blue and white striped headwrap with a white, pink, and blue front. The top of her dress is green with white embroidered designs and short sleeves. The skirt has vertical stripes in green, dark blue, and pink. She has a red wrap with dark blue and white detail that holds a baby in place. The baby has a nylon head with an embroidered face and a yellow headscarf.