University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameServilleta
Object Number:61-10-4
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Sacatepequez
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Culture Area: Central America
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Iconography:Rabbit
Flower?
Snowflake?
Length: 117 cm
Width: 106 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Raymond T. Parrot, 1961

Description

White cotton warp and weft. Various color cotton weft brocaded [?] at both ends. Piece is brocaded [?] and sewn together in center. 7 3/4 inch borders at both ends are brocaded in stripes of lavender, red, yellow, navy, light blue & dark green. Center entirely brocaded [?] in narrow white stripes. Outside stripes have pointsettias. center stripes have rabbits. Finished at both ends by knotting the warp in elaborate pattern. Finished in tassels with additional blue yarn. Tag says "old". White cotton warp and weft. Various color, cotton weft brocaded (?) at both ends. Piece is brocaded (?) and sewn together in the center. 7 3/4 inch borders at both ends are brocaded (?) in stripes of lavendar, red, yellow, navy blue, light blue, and dark green. In center area, it is entirely broacaded (?) in narrow white stripes. In this area, there are 3 unbrocaded strips, one in the center and the other two about 2 1/2 inches from the borders, which have embroidery. The two outside strips have poinsettias in poinsettias in lavendar, red, navy blue, dark green, and some yellow centers. There are 18 poinsettias. Center stripe has 20 rabbits in same colors as given for poinsettias with some yellow eyes and "collars". Piece is finished at both ends by knotting the warp in elaborate pattern, finished in tassels. Tassels have additional light blue yarn added. Two identical pieces of cloth sewn together lengthwise. White with predominantly pink, shell fish dye lavendar, and green designs. At either end are two broad bands of multicolored stripes separated by a narrower band of pink, lavendar, and green figures (band approx. 7, 5 1/2, and 8" wide). White has 3 rows of large embroidere figs. Done in the dominant color scheme. Middle row is rabbits flanked on either side by a row of snow flake design


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