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: 44.5 x 29.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 17 1/2 x 11 5/8 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6755.04

The small rectangle is made of unbleached cotton. It has a thin red line near the perimeter. The upper facing left corner has a woman seated behind three baskets. She has black hair with a blue, red, yellow, and light green headband. Her shirt has zigzag stripes in the same colors. She wears a checkerboard skirt in blue and white.