From: Guatemala | Department of Quiche | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Faja
Object Number 80-22-23
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Quiche | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Culture Area Central American
Period Early 20th Century
Date Made 1900-1935
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Warp faced ground, embroidered in satin and stem stitch. Cotton and silk. Warp stripes, flowers and peacocks in black, white purple, orange, green and yellow. Selvedges finished. Loose twisting at one end, yellow and green threads plied together with warps at other end. Excellent condition.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 88 epi, two ply, white and black cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, black cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Embroidery. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 248.9 cm
Width 5.1 cm
Credit Line Gift of Richard C. Bull, 1980

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