Bag - ROM2015_14431_20

ROM2015_14431_20

Bag

Maker: Otomi culture
Medium:Double weave in cotton and wool
Geography: Probably made in Zimapan, State of Hidalgo, Mexico
Date: c. 1940
Dimensions:
13 x 11 1/4 in.
Object number: 951.70
Credit Line: No credit line
Not on view
Description

Otomí backstrap weavers in the Mezquital Valley specialize in making double-weave drawstring bags. Cloth is constructed in two layers. Although the patterning is identical on both sides, the positions of the ground and the motifs are reversed. Woven designs are inspired by the natural world. Weavers interlace the ends of the warp (vertical) threads to make a pattern.

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