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montera or gorra (infant's cap)
  • Tz'utujil peoples
  • montera or gorra (infant's cap), late 1800s–1942
  • Where object was made: Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala
  • cotton, weaving, dyeing, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width: 20.5 x 21 cm
    Object Height/Width: 8 1/16 x 8 1/4 in
  • Gift of the Josephine M. Wood Trust
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6725

The stocking cap-style cap is made from a piece of striped cotton cloth, sewn into a tube and cinched at one end. The brown cloth has narrow horizontal stripes in dark blue, red, green, yellow, white/red, and white/green. It is embroidered with vertical columns of paired parallelograms or chevrons in blue-green, orange, dark pink, purple, red, and orange.