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Skirt

Refajo

Native NameRefajo
Object Number:85-2-335
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of San Marcos
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 85 cm
Width: 400 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:335 - Other Number

Description

Skirt of one panel. Unseamed. Orange ground with yellow stripes and horizontal jaspeado stripes. Blue selvedge. Tag reads, "Usado para el trabajo la las mujeres de close humilde. Las otras usan los cortes familian enineltos pero de amarillo con trama verde -- hoy dia genera lizado en hujar del p---."

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 38 epi, single, Z twist, yellow, rose colored cotton. Two singles, Z twist, blue cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, single, Z twist, rose, green, yellow, indigo/white cotton. Balanced plain weave."

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