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Blouse

Huipil

Object Number:68-17-13
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Wool
Silk
Length: 109 cm
Width: 104 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Josiah Marvel Jr., 1968

Description

Natural brown cotton with white pin-stripes. Heavily brocaded with cotton, silk, and wool threads. Geometricized birds, chevrons, flowers, and zig-zag multicolored patterns prevail. Hupil made of two breadths of material.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 46 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, natural brown hand spun cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, natural brown hand spun cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplemental weft: single faced and two faced. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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