Guatemalan Striped Shawl

This shawl or “perraje” is from the 19th century, judging by the color. It would have been woven by women on a backstrap loom. Backstrap looms have been traditionally used in Mayan culture from 600-800 AD, and are still used today. Shawls such as this one would be worn by a woman and used as a garment, but also wrapped to hold groceries or children.

Circa: 19th century

Origin: Guatemala

Material: Silk

Condition: Very good, light staining

Dimensions: 62"x24"

Inventory number: TX4943

$375

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