From: Guatemala | Department of San Marcos | San Pedro Sacatepequez

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Perraje
Object Number 61-10-13
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Mam
Provenience Guatemala | Department of San Marcos | San Pedro Sacatepequez
Culture Area Central American
Manufacture Location Totonicapan
Section American
Materials Cotton

Plain weave cotton shawl with multi-colored warp and red weft. Two yarns in each warp and four in each weft. Ends are finished by knotting the warp into a bunch thus creating a diamond shaped pattern ending in a tassel. 12 tassels on each end have additional white yarn added. Warp is red, green, white, navy, yellow, orange and purple. Design of stripes with geometric designs and ikat.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, two and three singles, Z twist, multicolored cotton. Weft: 12 ppi, four singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. One panel, two selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 191.5 cm
Width 74.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Raymond T. Parrot, 1961

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