Location: On Display in the Mexico and Central America Gallery
From: Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche
Curatorial Section: American
|Current Location||Mexico and Central America Gallery - On Display|
|Culture||Guatemalan | Quiche|
|Provenience||Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche|
|Culture Area||Central American|
|Date Made||pre 1933|
|Materials||Cotton | Silk|
For woman of noble rank, everyday wear, 42-35-15/20 belong together, white cotton woven in three pieces with cat stitch over seams, solidly embroidered upper front back and shoulders in red cotton with yellow and a little green in conventionalized double eagle design, four appliqued green silk discs with embroidered center appliqued rays with embroidered edges around neck.
As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52, single ply, Z twist, 1 strand, white cotton. Weft: 28, single play, Z twist, 1 strand, white cotton. Plain weave, 3 pieces joined with decorative stitch, 4 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."
|Credit Line||Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942|
|Other Number||VI-AA - Other Number|
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