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Servilleta

Native NameServilleta
Object Number:42-35-7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 74 cm
Width: 75.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:I-A - Other Number

Description

White with broad compound stripes of natural brown, woven in two pieces with embroidered randa, hemmed at upper end, bold embroidered figurres seven rearing and three standing animals, ten women [paper dolls] chiefly in red cotton with yellow green and blue spots.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, single, Z twist, white and natural brown cotton. Weft: 34 ppi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced - plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 2 panels - 3 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

Bibliography:

[Article] Wardle, Harriet N. 1934. "Guatemalan Textiles". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 5. no. 1. pg. 20-21, 23 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pl. XView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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