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patchwork poncho
  • unknown Tolupan (Jicaque) maker
  • patchwork poncho, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Honduras
  • cotton, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 101 x 66 cm height while folded
    Object Height/Width: 39 3/4 x 26 in height while folded
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7303

The long rectangle of cloth is made from an irregular patchwork of dark blue, blue, and off-white cottons. The longitudinal slit for the head is edged with brown string. When doubled over, the off-white cloth forms the shoulders and the darker pieces form the body of the poncho.