Hand-knit wool bag with Quetzal birds
This old wool morral is from Quiche, from the region around Zacualpa or Joyabaj. It is 20-40 years old and in very nice condition. The bag appears to be knit or crocheted, but is fairly thick and has what look like floating wefts on the inside. It measures 12 x 14 inches and is in very nice condition, with no major noticeable holes or stains except for being slightly dirty. The attached strap was woven on a belt loom and is also wool. It is attached at one end, and the length can be adjusted by tying the other end through the loop. Width of the strap is 2 inches and length is 36 inches, woven in a complicated warp-faced weave. Both sides are pictured below.
Condition: Very Good, lightly used but presenting no significant flaws, slightly dirty.