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Tocoyal

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Native NameTocoyal
Object Number:83-13-11
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 1880-1899
Early Date: 1880
Late Date: 1899
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 59.69 cm
Width: 60.96 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Paul Chancellor, 1983

Description

White cotton ground. Two panels joined by randa in silk thread. Brocading in purple, white, yellow, and green silk of animal figures and geometric shapes. Two silk tassels. Some staining.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 92 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 34 ppi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced with an "L" shaped embroidered symbol. Two panels, three selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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