Weaving Sample


From: Guatemala | Quezaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 61-10-15
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan
Provenience Guatemala | Quezaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton

White cotton with black geometric designs over the white on the center 1/2 of the cloth. Other colors in the decorated segment are purple and gold diamonds.

Double warp and weft of white cotton. Plain weave. About 29.5 cm from either end, black yarn is introduced into the weft, thus a horizontal stripe pattern of various widths is formed. Having a length of about 52.5 cm. On each white stripe there is embroidery with black yarn. The motif includes "s" shapes, diamonds, geometric, and abstract designs. On two stripes, each about 9 cm from the center stripe, there are diamonds with centers embroidered with yellow and purple silk yarn, alternately.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 34 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 42 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Brocading is two faced and single faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 111.4 cm
Width 42.6 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Raymond T. Parrot, 1961

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