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Huipil

Blouse

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-64
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Quezaltenango
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 100 cm
Width: 115 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:XXX-B - Other Number

Description

42-35-64/68 costume for a child of the second class, 1 1/2 lengths but with embroidered randa over both shoulders, the complete breadth being cut down to make randa, neck slit down from center of collar, white cotton with some red weft stripes on upper half, brocaded with red and purple cotton with red and gold silk in floral design, solidly embroidered collar of red and gold silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 37, single ply, Z twist, 2 strands white cotton. Weft: 24, single sply, Z twist, 2 strands white cotton. Warp predone, plain weave. 4 panels - 2 selvedges each."

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