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: 33.5 x 34.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 13 3/16 x 13 9/16 in
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6755.16

The small square is made of unbleached cotton. It hasa thin red line near the perimeter. One corner has a woman with a cluster of bananas. Her black hair is covered with a blue, white, and yellow scarf. Her white blouse has red flowers with green and yellow details on the yoke, and her skirt is light blue and light green stripes.