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Skirt

Corte

Native NameCorte
Object Number:70-13-64
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kekchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Salcaja
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Manufacture Location: Guatemala
Department of Quezaltenango
Salcaja
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 84.5 cm
Width: 93.5 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Skirt fabric with a navy blue cotton plaid jaspe. Blue-green pin stripe checks overlaid by jaspe plaid. Border colors of jaspe: yellow, green, red, purple, turquoise and white. Used in LaTinta and Senahu but may be purchased by others in Coban area. This material suggests they're from Coban area.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 46 epi, single, Z twist, indigo and green cotton. Two singles, Z twist, red, white, purple, yellow, turquoise, indigo/white jaspe cotton. Weft: 40 ppi, single, Z twist, indigo, green, purple, magenta, indigo/white jaspe. Two singles, Z twist, red, white/indigo jaspe cotton. Balanced plain weave with white overshot pattern. Woven on a treadle loom."

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