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Pantalon

Native NamePantalon
Object Number:61-10-8
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Solola
San Pedro De Atitlan
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Wool
Length: 46.5 cm
Width: 37 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Raymond T. Parrot, 1961

Description

Small. White cotton with wool embroidery on the legs. Stylized designs are done in red, purple, green and pink.

Plain weave. Double warp, double weft. white cotton. Embroidered in purple. Green, red, and shocking pink wool. Just the leg part is embroidered with (from bottom) alternating "scales" and figure. Above it is a row of "potted plants"' above that the alternating pattern; then the "plants" and finally, the alternating pattern. The embroidery goes completely around the leg. The pants concist of 2 separate pieces which have been sewn together. A rectangular piece has been sewn in where the legs come togehter. The side on which the number (3-24-36) is sewn has come of the wool damaged -- the first "plant" in top row, nearest seam and the figures on both sides of scales (top row). Also, in the bottom row the right-hand opposite leg bottom, left scale also damaged as if "figure" on his left (other side of fold). At waist, half is salvedge while other half turned under and sewn as are leg cuffs.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 64 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Brocading - single faced. Made on a backstrap loom."

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