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Skirt

Refajo

Native NameRefajo
Object Number:69-23-19
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Sacatepequez
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Wool
Cotton
Length: 91 cm
Width: 485 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1969

Description

Wool skirt, weft faced weave. Blue, green, purple solid color and green-orange, blue-white jaspe (faded) stripes on warp of magenta. Red, blue and green stripes (barely visible). Jaspe motifs: dolls, plant, triangle, chain etc.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 13 epi, two and three singles, magenta, maroon, red, blue, purple and green cotton. Weft: 48 epi, single, two single, two ply cotton and wool in multicolors. Weft predominantly plain weave. Woven on a foot loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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