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 29 cm
    Object Length/Width: 17 1/8 x 11 7/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6755.05

The small rectangle is made of unbleached cotton with a red line near the perimeter. The upper facing left corner shows a man seated with his pack. The man is wearing a straw hat with a red band, and a red shirt with black and white detail. He has white pants with black and red detail. He is seated on a grey cushion. The large light brown pack has a rectangular frame and an orange bundle on top.