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 29.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 17 1/8 x 11 5/8 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6755.06

The small rectangle is made of unbleached cotton. It has a thin red line near the perimeter. The upper facing left corner shows a figure walking with a tall stick. He has a purple cloth on his head, a grey long sleeved shirt and red/white striped pants. There is a red and white striped sarape over his left shoulder and a pink sash and a black sash at his waist.