Skirt Length



From: Guatemala | Department of Alta Verapaz | Coban

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 70-13-8
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Kekchi
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Alta Verapaz | Coban
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton

Navy blue plaid cotton jaspe. Green pin-stripe check; with jaspe strips forming larger plaid over green-pin-strip check base. Jaspe strips bound by varicolored Always worn pleated, not wrap around. Common also in Tactic and San Pedro Carcha.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 42 epi, single, Z twist, navy, green and white cotton. Two singles, Z twist, red, purple and white cotton. Single, Z twist, white/navy jaspe. Weft: 40 ppi, single, Z twist, navy, green, white/navy jaspe cotton. Supplementary weft is two singles, green and white cotton overshot. Woven on a floor loom."

Length 90.5 cm
Width 83 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase, 1970

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