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Perraje

Native NamePerraje
Object Number:42-35-308
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tzutujil
Provenience: Guatemala
Santiago Atitlan
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 144 cm
Width: 65 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:237 - Other Number

Description

Natural brown and dark blue cotton in wide stripes edged and cut by narrow red and purple stripes and white pin stripes, one end netted into points and finished with tassels, other end loom cord with added silk tassels at corners.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 34 to 48 epi, 1 single, 2 singles, 3 ply, cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, navy cotton. Warp, predominantly plain weave. 1 panel - 3 selvedges. Backstrap loom."

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