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Shawl

Perraje

Native NamePerraje
Object Number:66-34-43
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tzutujil
Provenience: Guatemala
Santiago Atitlan
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Wool
Technique:Brocade
Length: 149 cm
Width: 98 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:A-43 - Other Number

Description

Red background plain weave cotton cloth; three different color groupings of stripes run laterally along shawl parallel to selvedge edge. Groupings alternate green-orange-greenblue-white-blue green-orange green, blue-white-blue; green-yellow-green; two breadths of material sewn together by machine; decorative multicolored silk and wool embroidered borders at both ends; loose warp threads knotted and fringed at each end.

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