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Skirt

Refajo

Native NameRefajo
Object Number:42-35-78
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Almolonga
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 1933
Early Date: 1933
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 123 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:XXXVI-B - Other Number

Description

Cotton, corte jaspeado, dark blue and white, red pin stripe running through edges of the ikat stripes, two pieces joined by cat stitch randa, the sum of the two widths being the length of the skirt, not sewn up.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Weft: 42 ppi, single, Z twist, indigo and white jaspe. 2 ply purple cotton, 2 singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Balanced plain weave."

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