Weaving Sample


From: Guatemala | Quezaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 61-10-20
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan
Provenience Guatemala | Quezaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk
Technique Embroidered

White cotton. Double warp and weft plain weave, about 19 cm from end red yarn in weft. Red and white wefts alternate forming varying width stripes. Embroidered geometric patterns in red and red and black cotton yarn. Motifs:figure"8", diamonds and "V" shapes. Center panel, rows of small red and black brocaded geometric designs on red background. This is divided in 4 sectios by 3 bands of red figures bordered by red and black designs.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 42 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 34 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Brocading is two faced and single faced. Woven on a backstrap loom.

Length 79.5 cm
Width 44.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Raymond T. Parrot, 1961

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