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Object Number:
29-60-93
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
San Pedro Carcha
Culture Area:
Central America
Section:
American
Materials:
Clay
Fiber
Iconography:
Women
Weaver
Description:
Dolls dressed in typical costume. On one end is an orange calabash tree. In a corner next to the tree one of the women is beating raw cotton on a cushion -- usually a net or bag stuffed with corn husks and covered with deer skin, Cotton seeds have been removed. Diagonally opposite is a woman spinning. right hand twirling spindle with point rotating in a calabash bowl. Beaten cotton is on a mat before her. She should have ashes for her finger tips. A Third woman is weaving on a loom attatched to the tree and her waist. [Condensed from Burkitt's description]
Credit Line:
Museum Expedition, Robert Burkitt
Other Number:
250-A   -   Field No SF

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya (05 Apr 2009 - 31 Jan 2010)
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