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Varnish

Object Number:29-60-91F
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Baja Verapaz
Rabinal
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Insect Excretion
Wood
Leaf
Credit Line:Guatemalan Expedition, Robert Burkitt, 1920
Other Number:301 - Field No SF

Description

calabash varnish; wrapped in the maker's wrapping which is a leaf or corn husk; it is the juice of a certain insect which is bred for the purpose.

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