One panel Saint’s Offering woven on a back strap loom. The piece has four selvedge ends. The designs are woven in. Two indigo and yellow stripes frame the red (alizarin) background of the piece. The textile shows some holes (damage). Zoomorphic designs: hawks, pelicans, birds and ixcanel worm. Geometrical designs: feather serpent.
Age: Approximately woven in the early 1900’s
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Materials: Cotton; natural dyes: indigo, yellow, mollusk; alizarin
Use: Saint’s Offering
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 15” x 29”