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Shawl

Perraje

Native NamePerraje
Object Number:NA5515
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Totonicapan
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 213.3 cm
Width: 70.5 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1916

Description

Shawl of red cotton with silk stripes in many colors and elaborate silk fringe. Ikat weft stripes.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 38 epi, one single, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 52 ppi, single, Z twist, ikat cotton. Two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Single, multicolored silk twill weave. Balanced plain and twill weaves. One panel, two selvedges, elaborate fringe. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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