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Corte

Native NameCorte
Object Number:70-13-62
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Salcaja
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 58 cm
Width: 100 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Navy blue cotton plaid jaspe. Jaspe overlaid pattern produces plaid effect. Used in mourning period [luto.] Made in Salcaja dept of Quetzaltenango. Bought in Momostenango, Dept of Totonicapan. [$18-20/corte].

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white and indigo jaspe. Weft: 42 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, indigo and white jaspe. Balanced plain weave."

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