Saint’s Offering woven in one panel on a back strap loom. The piece shows four selvedge ends. The background is woven with indigo and the designs are woven with cotton and silk. The piece is decorated with a cotton lace. A small signature is embroidered on the left side. Zoomorphic designs: turkeys, squirrels and parrots. Geometric designs: feather serpent and corn plant.
Age: Approximately woven in the 1920’s
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: San Pedro Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Materials: Cotton and silk. Natural Dyes: indigo and mollusk; alizarin.
Use: Tzute (Saint’s Offering)
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 27” x 28”