From: Guatemala | Department of Alta Verapaz | Cahabon

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Refajo
Object Number 29-60-16
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Kekchi
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Alta Verapaz | Cahabon
Culture Area Central American
Date Made pre 1920 CE
Section American
Materials Cotton

Woman's skirt in the Cahabon style. Colored cotton and natural brown cotton woven in two lengths joined with a yellow and red randa. Red, yellow, brown and blue in narrow vertical stripes. Vertical middle seam ornamented with a band of red and yellow stitching. Same width everywhere and either end can be top or bottom.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, single, Z twist, natural brown, blue cotton. Two singles, Z twist, yellow, red cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, single, Z twist, brown cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 85 cm
Width 82 cm
Credit Line Guatemalan Expedition, Robert Burkitt, 1920
Other Number 268 - Field No SF

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