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Varnish

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Object Number:42-35-395
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomchi
Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Baja Verapaz
Rabinal
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Varnish
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:C-4 - Other Number

Description

AJIN (or NIJ) --- proper name --- Grease made from the nij bug; used for varnishing gourds. Wrapped in corn husk, the one end open for use.

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