From: Guatemala | Department of Alta Verapaz | Tactic
Curatorial Section: American
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||Guatemala | Department of Alta Verapaz | Tactic|
|Culture Area||Central American|
|Date Made||early 20th century|
|Materials||Cotton | Silk|
Wool, silk and cotton blouse consisting of three panels stitched together, brocade on balanced weave ground, some floats visible on reverse. Geometric, zigzags, diamonds, triangles, stylized trees, square unbrocaded area in center. Green ground, red, blue, pink, and purple. Selvedges and ends are finished. Excellent condition. Paper tag #4.
As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, green cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, green cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 3 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."
|Credit Line||Gift of Richard C. Bull, 1980|
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