Striped silk corte.
The plain stripes, approximately 2cm wide, of orange/ blue/red/yellow/mauve are grouped together separating larger areas with black and white jaspe, and plain stripes of different widths. The jaspe patterns have various size chevrons and other devices including doll-like figures.
- Found/Acquired: San Cristóbal Totonicapan
- (Americas,Central America,Guatemala,Totonicapan (region),San Cristóbal Totonicapan)
- Width: 123 centimetres
- Length: 193 centimetres
Silk is renowned for its lustre and for the brilliance of its colours when dyed, and this corte is no exception. The way it is made of two weft-faced lengths of plain and jaspe stripes, sewn together length-wise, does not differ substantially from the examples of wraps (labelled as cortes); but its weight, and the simple proportions and clarity of the colours, make it an exceptional piece.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: ESA26694
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