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Skirt

Refajo

Native NameRefajo
Object Number:66-34-27
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1940
Early Date: 1935
Late Date: 1940
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 118 cm
Width: 280 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:A-27 - Other Number

Description

Plain weave cotton skirt done on foot loom. Blue and white cotton forming plaid. Design has horizontal silk embroidered stripe at hip level and vertical stripe at rear.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 30 epi, two singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, three singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Woven on a foot loom."

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