One panelled Cofradía Offering Napkin woven on a back strap loom with three selvedge ends. It is very common that Cofradías (religious brotherhoods) weave special garments for the town’s saints; some virgins will have a unique Huipil and other saints will have just an “Ofrenda” (napkin) to decorate the altar. This napkin is decorated with green background. On each vertical section two bands of brocaded V patterns border the piece. In the middle it has small brocaded zoomorphic figures like roosters, birds and opossums. Brocaded candles holders, ixcanel (corn worm) and Venus stars designs frame the Ofrenda on both ends. A new lace ribbon decorates the entire piece. The utility cloth is used for special ceremonies of the town, to hold the candles. All the colors are chemical dyes. Please notice that the price includes FREE USPS Shipping!
Age: Approximately woven in the 1980’s.
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: San Pedro Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Materials: Cotton and mercerized cotton
Use: Cofradía Offering Napkin
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 16” x 9.5”