Bag

19th century (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Bag woven in wool and cotton, formed of a double strip. The pattern consists of stripes of red and brown, with lozenges, formed by the arrangement of the floating threads.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Woven wool and cotton
Brief Description
Woven wool and cotton; Mexico; 1800s
Physical Description
Bag woven in wool and cotton, formed of a double strip. The pattern consists of stripes of red and brown, with lozenges, formed by the arrangement of the floating threads.
Dimensions
  • Length: 16.5in
  • Width: 12in
Credit line
Bequeathed by A. P. Maudslay
Object history
Registered File no. 2743/1931.
Production
Described as Guatemalan upon acquisition. Further notes (1989?) from register: "Bag. Mexican or Guatemalan? Bag woven in the same technique as the belts T.42 to D 1931. FOR DETAILED ANALYSIS OF WEAVE SEE DESCRIPTION IN THE HANDLIST T.42 TO D-1931. The thicker warps in this case are of wool. They float where needed to form the pattern. The opposite happens behind the floats where the thinner cotton wefts and the thinner cotton warps combine to form a honey-comb effect.

Perhaps this bag is Mexican (the belts are from Oaxaca, Mexico) or perhaps the technique was also used in Guatemala.
Collection
Accession Number
T.26-1931

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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