|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
San Miguel Totonicapan
Department of Totonicapan
|Culture Area:||Central American|
|Credit Line:||Museum Purchase, 1970|
Two breadths of uncut cotton. Heavily brocaded horizontal design motifs: stylized figures, zigzags, chevrons, E shapes, stripes. Multicolored: magenta, alizarin crimson, blue, yellow, white, green, orange and red on a black background. Made in Totonicapan, bought in Guatemala City. Worn in general areas, i.e. Chinantla. Motifs from all over. People who have changed and no longer have their own style.
As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, single ply, Z twist, one strand black cotton. Weft: 32 ppi, single ply, Z twist, two strands white cotton. Weft is predominantly plain weave. One strip of two panels, two selvedges. Woven on a treadle loom."
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