One panel Saint’s Offering woven on a back strap loom. The piece shows four selvedge ends. The background is woven with alizarin and the designs are woven with cotton and silk. The piece has on one side a silk embroidered randa. Designs: zoomorphic: turkeys, roosters, birds, deer, tigers and iguanas; geometric: flower vases, candle holders and feather serpent.
Age: Approximately woven in the early 1900’s
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: San Pedro Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Materials: Cotton and silk; natural dyes: mollusk; alizarin (red)
Use: Saint’s Offering
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 17” x 29”