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Culture/People:
probably Tzotzil Maya (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Judith S. Somer (Judith Scherer Joffe/Mrs. Joseph S. Somer), Non-Indian, 1917-1999  Search this
Dr. Joseph S. Somer, Non-Indian, 1903-1980  Search this
Donor:
Dr. Joseph S. Somer, Non-Indian, 1903-1980  Search this
Judith S. Somer (Judith Scherer Joffe/Mrs. Joseph S. Somer), Non-Indian, 1917-1999  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's head scarf
Media/Materials:
Cotton yarn
Techniques:
Woven, embroidered
Dimensions:
125 x 71 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Zinacantán; Zinacantán Municipality, Altos Region; Chiapas State; Mexico
Collection History:
Collected or acquired between 1945 and 1960 by Judith Scherer Somer (1917-1999) during travel to El Salvador with her husband, Dr. Joseph S. Somer (1903-1980, a New York City physician who also worked in El Salvador); donated to MAI by Dr. and Mrs. Somer in 1964.
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Catalog Number:
23/5157
Barcode:
235157.000
See related items:
Tzotzil Maya
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_250481