Weaving Sample


From: Guatemala | Quezaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 61-10-17
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan
Provenience Guatemala | Quezaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk
Technique Embroidered

White, plain weave, double warp and weft cloth. Orange and yellow weft yarns form varying width horizontal stripes. Brocaded center with orange and yellow pencil stripes alternating with green, gold and black figures. Divided into four sections by three bands of large green figures, each bordered by a row of black designs. Embroidered in yarn in abstract designs and birds in green, yellow, black and brown.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 36 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Brocading is two faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 105 cm
Width 42.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Raymond T. Parrot, 1961

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