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Weaver with Backstrap Loom, Atitlan

Artist/Maker: Samuel K. Lothrop (United States, 1892-1965)

Date: 1932
Medium: gelatin silver print
Sheet: 3 3/8 x 5 1/4in. (8.6 x 13.3 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Samuel K. Lothrop
Object number: 2002.36.1
DescriptionLothrop took many photographs as he traveled throughout the Guatemalan highlands. This one depicts a woman weaving on a backstrap loom outside her home in Santiago Atitlán in the early 1930s. The technology of the backstrap loom has not changed appreciably since prehistoric times.
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