One panel Servilleta (Offering) woven on a back strap loom. The piece is completely finished, showing four selvedge ends. The red (alizarin) cotton background is hand spun and the designs are woven in. Designs: zoomorphic: ducks and crabs. Geometric designs: lines and stars.
Age: Approximately woven in the 1930’s
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: San Antonio Palopó, Sololá
Materials: Hand spun cotton and silk. Natural dyes: indigo plus (green) and orange. Alizarin.
Use: Saint’s Huipil
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 15” x 12”