Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Guatemala
  • placemat, late 1800s–2000
  • Where object was made: Guatemala
  • cotton, weaving, embroidering
  • Object Length/Width: 43.5 x 28.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 17 1/8 x 11 1/4 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6755.03

The small rectangle is made of unbleached cotton. It has a thin red line near the perimeter. The upper facing left corner has a figure facing 3/4 to the left. He wears a straw hat with a red band, a blue and white striped shirt, a pink sash, and blue trousers with red and white stripes along the sides and bottom. He is also wearing a very large pack with green and tan pots.