Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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perraje (shawl)
  • unknown Tz'utujil maker
  • perraje (shawl), late 1800s–1942
  • Where object was made: Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala
  • cotton, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 194 x 65.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 76 3/8 x 25 13/16 in
  • Gift of the Josephine M. Wood Trust
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6705

The rectangular shawl has longitudinal stripes in dark blue and green. Most of the dark blue stripes have a white design. Two have white chevrons with narrow white stripes, three have white chevrons with one white stripe, the others have white blocks and two dashed white lines. The short fringe is knotted at either end.