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Corte

Native NameCorte
Object Number:69-23-11
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Chiantla
Department of Huehuetenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Iconography:Tree
Length: 86.5 cm
Width: 91.5 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1969

Description

Skirt made of indigo cotton with white, purple, green and indigo-white jaspe stripes. Most stripes are narrow and chain or dot type. Some wide stripes have tree, diamond or X motifs.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 34 epi, single, Z twist, indigo cotton. Weft: 40 ppi, single, Z twist, green, purple, indigo/white jaspe cotton. Balanced plain weave with bands of white overshot."

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