Weaving Sample


From: Guatemala | Quezaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 61-10-16
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan
Provenience Guatemala | Quezaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton

White cotton. Center third covered in black brocaded geometric designs. Divided into four sections by three lines of brown figures, each bounded on either side by a row of gold designs. 38 stripes with black "s" shapes and spools, 13 at either end of the decorated segment. Two sections of 6 stripes separating 3 bird motif stripes with yellow geometric stripe embroidered on either side. 6 stripes in all.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, two single, 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 108.1 cm
Width 43 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Raymond T. Parrot, 1961

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