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Corte

Native NameCorte
Object Number:70-13-61
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Salcaja
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 61 cm
Width: 100 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Navy blue cotton plaid jaspe [jaspe weave over jaspe weave]. Used in mourning period [luto] Made in Salcaja, Dept of Quetzaltenengo, bought i Momostenango, Dept of Totonicapan. [$8.00/corte].

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 42 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white and indigo jaspe cotton. Weft: 36 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, white and indigo jaspe cotton. Balanced plain weave."

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