From: Guatemala | Comalapa | Department of Chimaltenango
Curatorial Section: American
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||Guatemala | Comalapa | Department of Chimaltenango|
|Culture Area||Central American|
|Date Made||early 20th century|
|Materials||Cotton | Wool | Silk|
Cotton and silk blouse consisting of two panels stitched together except for head opening at center, fagoting stitch around head slit, brocade on balanced weave ground, some floats visible on reverse. Floral motifs, zigzags, V-shapes and pnlain bands design in red, purple, beige, white, orange, green and aqua. Selvedges are finished, covered with some fagoting stitch. One end of each panel is folded and stitched. Fair condition, some repairs, slight wear, fading. Paper tag #2.
As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 60 epi, single, Z twist, natural brown cotton. Weft: 46 ppi, single, Z twist, natural brown cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplementary weft: 1 and 2 faced. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."
|Credit Line||Gift of Richard C. Bull, 1980|
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