Saint’s Offering or “Vara de Cruz” 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. A pink ribbon frames the piece. A middle cross is embroidered with the same ribbon. Geometric designs: flower vases. Zoomorphic designs: birds, rabbits and ferret.
Age: Approximately woven in the 1920’s
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Materials: Cotton, silk, mercerized cotton. Natural dyes: indigo and mollusk.
Use: Saint’s Offering or “Vara de Cruz”
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 23.5” x 29”