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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-53
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Quezaltenango
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Length: 111 cm
Width: 98 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:XXX-A - Other Number

Description

White cotton in three pieces joined by wide garnet randa in twisted vine design, entire upper section heavily brocaded in silk and cotton in horizontal bands in gold and black in geometric style, narrow collar solidly embroidered, for woman of first class.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 36, single sply, Z twist, 2 strands white cotton. Weft: 28, single ply, Z twist, 2 strands, white cotton. Warp predone. Plain weave. 3 panels, 2 selvedges each."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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