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: 35 x 34.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 13 3/4 x 13 9/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6755.13

The small square is made of unbleached cotton. It has a thin red line near the perimeter. One corner shows a standing woman with a baby. Her dark hair is up, and she is wearing a white blouse with dots of red, dark blue, and yellow, and a light purple skirt with dark purple and white detail. The baby is swaddled in a green and red striped blanket and he is wearing a yellow knitted hat.