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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: North American; Central American; Guatemalan
Creator Role: weavers
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Woman's Wedding or Ceremonial Skirt
Creation Start Date: 1900
Creation End Date: 1933
Creation Date: Early 20th century
Creation Place: Quetzaltenango
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: woven
Materials and Techniques: silk, cotton
Dimensions: L.230 x W.36-1/2 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 90.12.1
Credit Line: The John R. Van Derlip Fund and Gift of Ellen and Sheldon Sturgis and Gift of Richard and Roberta Simmons
This skirt was woven by a master weaver for his fiancé who wore it on their wedding day. It remained in the family as a valued heirloom until it came to the museum.
It is worn in a pleated or gathered form and secured with a belt similar to example #4 in the case. The belt was woven in Totonicapán for use in Quetzaltenango the second largest town in Guatemala.
The head band pictured here was also woven in Totonicapán for use in Quetzaltenango and is similar to example 14 in the case.
AMICA ID: MIA_.90.12.1
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights:
?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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