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Date: 1978 - 1978
Country: Guatemala
Continent: North America
Technique: knitting, weaving
Material: wool
Dimensions: 28 x 15 x 2 in. (72 x 38 x 5 cm)
Credit: Gift of Mr. John & Dr. Ruth C. Morrissey
Accession Number: 1992.08.114

Comments: Knitted bag of brown and white wool.  Geometric design circles bag in six horizontal rows.  Bag has woven strap attached at upper sides and a seam at the lower edge.  These bags are made by men for their own use.

Bibliography List
This object has the following bibliographic references:
  • Lilly DeJongh Osborne. Indian Crafts of Guatemala and El Salvador. Univ. of Oklahoma Press. Norman, Oklahoma , 1975. Page Number: 46.
  • Altman, Patricia B. & Caroline D. West. Threads of Identity:  Maya Costume of the 1960s in Highland Guatemala. Fowler Museum of Cultural History. Los Angeles , 1992. Page Number: 175, etc..
  • Lili M. O'Neale. Textiles of Highland Guatemala. Carnegie Institution. Washington , 1945. Page Number: 180.
  • Lilly DeJongh Osborne. Guatemala Textiles. Tulane Univ.. New Orleans , 1935. Page Number: 46.
  • Krystyna Deuss. Indian Costumes from Guatemala. CTD Printers, Ltd.. Great Britain , 1981. Page Number: 40-41.

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