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: 42.5 x 29 cm
    Object Length/Width: 16 3/4 x 11 7/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6755.07

The small unbleached cotton rectangle has a thin red line near the perimeter. The upper facing left corner has a standing figure. She wears a red headscarf, and a black knee-length dress with white dots and red, yellow, and green detail. There is a light colored bag over her shoulder.