551 Rebozo Chajul-0139Chajul

Lovely perraje/rebozo or shawl from the region of Chajul. This beautiful perraje would be worn over the shoulders or folded and placed on top of the head for special occasions. This stunning textile measures 27″ in width and 51″ in length, not including the additional 3″ fringe on each end. It is made from two panels woven on a backstrap loom and joined with simple stitching down the middle.

This classic shawl is woven with the traditional stripes in various colors fully decorated with geomorphic animal figures that are commonly found in the huipiles of the area. The beautiful designs include roosters and two-headed eagles. Delicate fringe adorns both ends of this textile.

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This perraje is in great used condition, with little sign of wear, perhaps a few loose threads and some stretching of the weaving in a few areas along the sides. This is a very beautiful textile!





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