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Skirt Material

Corte

Native NameCorte
Object Number:70-13-86
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
San Marcos (uncertain)
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 71 cm
Width: 83 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Skirt material made of yellow, loose weave cotton overlaid with blue and green narrow stripes and jaspe horizontal stripes. Latest style. Originally done in silk now in rayon and cotton. Bought in Antigua.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 44 epi, single, Z twist, yellow, green, blue cotton. Weft: 26 ppi, single, Z twist, yellow and indigo/white cotton. Three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Two singles, Z twist, purple cotton. Two singles, Z twist, red and green cotton. Balanced plain weave with red and green overshot. Woven on a treadle loom."

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