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Perraje

Native NamePerraje
Object Number:89-16-2B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Tzutuhil
Provenience: Guatemala
Santiago Atitlan
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 456 cm
Width: 92.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dra. Margarita W. Metzger, 1989

Description

Woman's, cotton, indigo, red, purple and white stripes. Narrow end knotted and fringed, 3 magenta silk tassels on narrow frindged edge. Stains - should be washed.

As per Sigrid Meier, "66 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, cotton. Weft 22 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. 1 panel - 3 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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