One panel Candle Ofrenda (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 stripes from the background are also woven with cotton and silk. The piece shows some small holes (damage). Designs: zoomorphic: double headed birds, roosters, birds and rabbits. Geometric designs: Venus (planet) and stars.
Age: Approximately woven in the 1920’s
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Materials: Cotton and silk. Natural dyes: mollusk; alizarin.
Use: Candle Ofrenda
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 15” x 15.5”