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Shawl

Perraje

Native NamePerraje
Object Number:NA5518
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mayan
Provenience: Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 215.9 cm
Width: 146.1 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1916

Description

Shawl made of two panels sewn together. Ends hemmed. Broad and narrow warp stripes with plaid at ends. Some jaspe. Red, blue, yellow and ikat stripes.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, single and two singles, Z twist, multicolored cotton. Warped in a sequence of 1, 1; 2, 2. Weft: 36 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Two panels sewn together. two selvedges each."

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