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Weaving Pick (Aguja)

Artist/Maker: Maya people (Guatemala)

Date: 2005
Medium: bone and pigment
Overall: 7 5/8 x 5/8 x 1/4 in. (19.4 x 1.6 x 0.6 cm)
Classification: Tools and Equipment
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Object number: 2005.44.20
DescriptionThis weaving pick is carved of animal bone and decorated with a quetzal bird, a symbol of Maya freedom. Weaving picks are used in the process of brocading to lift warp threads, over and under which supplementary weft thread is inserted.
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