Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Guatemala
  • napkin, late 1800s–2000
  • Where object was made: Guatemala
  • cotton, weaving, embroidering
  • Object Length/Width: 34 x 34.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 13 3/8 x 13 9/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6755.11

The small square is made of unbleached cotton. It has a thin red line near the perimeter. One corner shows a woman kneeling while working with a mano and metate. Her black hair is in a braid with a yellow ribbon. She is wearing an orange top with blue and yellow zigzags and a dark blue skirt with a light blue windowpane check.