Textiles  of the North American Southwest
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Shawl, Hispanic. Collected by Edward Palmer in Mexico. Acquired by the Smithsonian in 1891. Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, cat. no. E152700, acc. no. 00024600.

Dimensions: 82 in.(warp without fringe) x 30 in. (weft); fringe = 13 in.

Technique: Warp-faced plain weave, ikat dyed warps.

Thread count: Warp = 56/in. Weft = 20/in.

Fibers: Fine commercial cotton yarn, white and ikat-dyed blue and brown.

Design: Blue, brown, and white stripes with net-like ends. A brown fringe, made from warp yarns, is sewn on each end.


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