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Apron

Museum number:
3-181
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
181 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.47 and Acc.61
Object count:
1
Description:
Woman’s overgarment or gavacha. (An apron that fastens around waist with buttons and hook and has a smocked bib which ties around neck. Fabric red cotton plain weave with twill stripes of yellow, blue, green and white. Also stripes with ikat designs. Some braided yellow wool trim on bodice, white cotton ties. Approximately 1m 9 cm long, 83 cm across hem.)
Donor:
Gustavus A. Eisen and Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Huehuetenango (city), Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Verbatim coll. place:
Huehuetenango, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Culture or time period:
Mam and Maya
Collector:
Gustavus A. Eisen
Collection date:
1902
Materials:
Cotton (textile)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
October 20, 1902
Department:
Cat. 3 - Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean Area
Dimensions:
width 84 centimeters and length 119.5 centimeters
Comment:
See Eisen archives in museum library. See also Schevill p. ; references below
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