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Servilleta

Native NameServilleta
Object Number:42-35-9
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 67 cm
Width: 74.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:I-C - Other Number

Description

White with red yellow and natural brown compound stripes, woven in two pieces with embroidered randa, hemmed at top, embroidered figures chiefly in red and yellow cotton, twelve paper dolls, nine dancers, red cottton thread-madder dye [Robert Carlsen 1984].

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 68 epi, single, Z twist, white and natural brown cotton. 2 singles, Z twist, yellow and red cotton. Weft: 26 ppi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 2 panels - 3 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

Bibliography:

[Article] Wardle, Harriet N. 1934. "Guatemalan Textiles". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 5. no. 1. pg. 20-21, 23 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pl. XView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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