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Skirt

Refajo

Native NameRefajo
Object Number:66-34-75
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
San Martin Sacatepequez
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1940
Early Date: 1935
Late Date: 1940
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 117 cm
Width: 208 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:A-75 - Other Number

Description

Skirt made on foot loom. Navy with light blue pin stripes. Horizontal silk stripes at hip level and vertical one at rear.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, two singles, Z twist, dark blue, light blue, indigo cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, three singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Woven on a treadle loom."

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