Peraje/Tzute Chichicastenango Guatemala 2 Panels Backstrapped Loomed and Attached in Center with Hand Embroidered Turkey Designs Circa 1950
Ht 51" x W. 48"
Maya women use their perajes to wrap around themselves to hold their groceries, their babies, firewood, or whatever they might need to carry. Also they fold them and wear them on their head against the sun.
This is imaginatively embroidered with deer, gorgeous peacocks, and eagles holding snakes.