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Refajo

Native NameRefajo
Object Number:70-13-70B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quezaltenango
Zunil
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 228 cm
Width: 112 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Indigo cotton warp with close weft stripes of indigo-white jaspe and indigo in plainn weave. Green, orange, rose, purple and light blue narrow stripes in twill weave. Made of two breadths loosely sewn together and seamed from top to bottom. Multicolor randa 1.1cm started.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 42 epi, single, Z twist, indigo cotton. Weft: 34 ppi, single, Z twist, white/indigo jaspe, indigo cotton and 2 ply cotton in yellow, green, blue, red and magenta. Balanced plain weave."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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