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Shawl

Perraje

Native NamePerraje
Object Number:93-21-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
San Francisco El Alto
Department of Totonicapan
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 184 cm
Width: 55 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Louise Todd, 1993

Description

Brown shawl with wide multi-colored band at either end and narrow band at middle point of bands; blue, red, green, purple, white. Blue fringe. Ikat dyed blue and white. The warp is composed of 34 singles Z-twist blue cotton.The weft is made up of 46 single and two singles Z-twist and of 50 single Z-twist natural brown handspun cotton. It is weft face to balanced plain weave. Made on a backstrap loom.

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