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Skirt

Refajo

Native NameRefajo
Object Number:68-17-10
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 520 cm
Width: 78 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Josiah Marvel Jr., 1968

Description

Probably wrap around. Navy blue cotton with white pin stripes. Horizontal stripe worn at hip level and vertical on rear in red, yellow and lavender silk thread.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 epi, single, Z twist, indigo cotton. Weft: 44 ppi, single, Z twist, white, indigo cotton. Balanced, plain weave. Foot loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Guatemala Textiles (21 Oct 1970 - 01 Jan 1971) View Objects in Exhibition

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