Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Mexico
  • shawl, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • string, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 222 x 58.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 87 3/8 x 23 1/16 in
  • Gift of Bruce Merwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6576

The narrow rectangle of loosely woven cloth is dark blue with thin green stripes with a purple stripe down either long side, each flanked with a thin light brown stripe. It has yellow edging. The ends of the strings are knotted and netted into rows of triangles. Purple, yellow, green, and white fringe is added at the ends.