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Blouse

Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:69-23-15
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 63 cm
Width: 79 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1969

Description

Deep purple warp faced weave. 2 breadths. Solid brocade in zigzag, triangle and diamond bands, single sided with bands of tapestry technique across chest and back [10.5 cm] of grapes leaves and blossoms. Applique, 2cm band of blue saatin, arm holes and neck. 8 cm rosette front and back.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 64 epi, 3 ply, maroon cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, 3 singles, indigo cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - single faced and double faced. 2 panels - 4 selvedge each. Made on backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Guatemala Textiles (21 Oct 1970 - 01 Jan 1971) View Objects in Exhibition

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