|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
|Culture Area:||Central American|
|Date Made:||pre 1933|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942|
|Other Number:||VI-AA - Other Number|
For woman of noble rank, everyday wear, 42-35-15/20 belong together, white cotton woven in three pieces with cat stitch over seams, solidly embroidered upper front back and shoulders in red cotton with yellow and a little green in conventionalized double eagle design, four appliqued green silk discs with embroidered center appliqued rays with embroidered edges around neck.
As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52, single ply, Z twist, 1 strand, white cotton. Weft: 28, single play, Z twist, 1 strand, white cotton. Plain weave, 3 pieces joined with decorative stitch, 4 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."
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