|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
|Culture Area:||Central American|
|Length:||72 Measurement Unit Not Provided|
|Width:||64 Measurement Unit Not Provided|
|Credit Line:||Gift of Mrs. Josiah Marvel Jr., 1968|
Rectangular and in two breadths joined by randas of embroidery in color sequences of red, yellow, green and purple. Red cloth with narrow black stripes form background for heavy purple brocaded design of double headed eagles. Smaller yellow or aqua motifs with chevrons, figure eights and bars incorporated into main design unit. Red tassels on all four corners.
As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and navy cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, three selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."
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