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Corte

Native NameCorte
Object Number:70-13-59
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Salcaja
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 59 cm
Width: 98 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Multicolored jaspePredominant colors form plaid: light greed, dark green , magenta, purple, turquoise. Made in Salcaja, bought in Momostenango, Totonicapan. Worn in Quetzaltenango and also by rich country peope outside Coban and a few other places. [$24/corte]

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, 2 ply, white/indigo jaspe and other colors. Weft: 36 ppi (same as above). Balanced plain weave."

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