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Object #2006-86/640
Object nameQuechquemitl
Culture of OriginOtomi, San Pablito, Puebla State, Mexico
MaterialsCotton Cloth, Yarn, Dark Pink, Red, Black, Thread, Black, Red
TechniquesEmbroidered, Cross Stitch, Plain Weave, Warp Faced, Complementary Warp, Complementary Weft
DimensionsL: 20 x 22 in, W: 28 in
Exhibit LabelThis type of garment would have been worn by high-class women or priestesses before Spanish arrival. It is worn today as a special occasion garment, although young women prefer commercial blouses.
SourceMs. Leslie Grace
CreditLeslie Grace Collection

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