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: 34.5 x 33.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 13 9/16 x 13 3/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6755.12

The small square is made of unbleached cotton. It has a thin red line near the perimeter. One corner shows a kneeling man, seen from the back, holding a monkey. The man is wearing a straw hat, a red shirt with yellow stripes, a dark blue and grey sash and white trousers. He is holding his left arm out for the dark yellow monkey.