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Refajo

Native NameRefajo
Object Number:70-13-31
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Colotenango
Department of Huehuetenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Wool
Length: 237 cm
Width: 93 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Warp faced cotton, red with indigo, orange, yellow and green pin stripes, widely spaced multicolor cotton and wool bands of small geometric motifs, joining of breadths and length almost invisible.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 68 epi, single, Z twist, red cotton. 2 singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. 2 ply, Z twist, yellow, green, blue, orange cotton. 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplement weft - single faced. Backstrap loom."

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