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Corte

Native NameCorte
Object Number:70-13-116
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Totonicapan
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 37 cm
Width: 98 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Plaid jaspe. Colors used in plaid: green, yellow, white and lavender. Jaspe design runs length of fabric. Generalized sample. A fairly good one. Worn in cities and big towns. Bought in Antigua, Guatemala City. Made in Totonicapan.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 42, 2 singles, yellow, green, purple, blue, black and white, jaspe cotton. Weft: 30, 2 singles, yellow, green, blue, purple and black and white jaspe cotton. Balanced plain weave.

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