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 35 cm
    Object Length/Width: 13 9/16 x 13 3/4 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6755.15

The small square is made of unbleached cotton. It has a thin red line near the perimeter. The woman, visible from back, is kneeling with a basket of fruit. Her long black hair is in a braid, with the top covered with a red, yellow, and black headscarf. She wears a white blouse with a red and white shawl. Her skirt is dark blue with red stripes. There is a basket of yellow fruit with bright green leaves.