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 35 cm
    Object Length/Width: 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6755.14

The small square is made of unbleached cotton. It has a thin red line near the perimeter. One corner has a woman kneeling in front of a cooking fire. Her black hair is up, and she is wearing a red blouse with white stripes with small green and red x's. She wears a blue skirt with dark blue and white vertical stripes.