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Skirt

Refajo

Native NameRefajo
Object Number:69-23-16
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 88 cm
Width: 541 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1969

Description

Cotton skirt, warp faced weave. Random width weft striped in indigo and white with indigo and yellow jaspe separated by solid magenta, deep red, orange, yellow, green, and blue stripes on magenta warp. Jaspe motifs: bush-vase, lyre, tree, and varied geometric. Woven elsewhere.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 24 epi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 60 ppi, single, two ply cotton. Weft prominantly plain weave. Woven on a foot loom."

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