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Skirt

Refajo

Native NameRefajo
Object Number:89-16-1C
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quezaltenango
Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 1940
Early Date: 1940
Late Date: 1940
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 92 cm
Width: 35 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dra. Margarita W. Metzger, 1989

Description

Indigo and white checked ground with warp and weft jaspe stripes in indigo and white. All cotton with yellow and red brocaded stripe at bottom of skirt. Waist gathered.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 44 epi, single, Z twist, cotton. Weft: 42 ppi, single, Z twist, cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Woven on a treadle loom."

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