From: Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche
Curatorial Section: American
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche|
|Culture Area||Central American|
|Materials||Cotton | Silk|
Two panels joined with fagoting stitch. Brocade on balanced ground weave, floats visible on reverse. Tassels attached at corners. Cotton and silk. Warp stripes. Birds and stars in purple, orange, green white and black on mostly red ground. Selvedges and ends finished. Excellent condition.
As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, single, Z twist, red cotton. 2 singles, Z twist, navy cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 2 panels - 3 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."
|Credit Line||Gift of Richard C. Bull, 1980|
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