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Refajo

Native NameRefajo
Object Number:42-35-65
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Quezaltenango
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Technique:Ikat
Embroidered
Length: 50 cm
Width: 51 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:XXX-C - Other Number

Description

Cotton: dark blue and white ikat technique with some tie dye wefts, occasional bars of brown, cut for insertion of horizontal and vertical embroidered randa, top and bottom hemmed, cord through top.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white and indigo jaspe. Single, Z twist, white and indigo cotton. Weft: 42 ppi, single, Z twist, white, indigo, white and brown jaspe cotton. Balanced plain weave."

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