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Ceremonial Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-241
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Huehuetenango
San Ildefonso Ixtahuacan
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 61 cm
Width: 109 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Ceremonial cotton huipil for cofradia. Three panels with cotton and silk embroidery joined with embroidered randa. Brocading primarily in red with magenta, aqua, yellow and purple. Neck opening embroidered in purple and orange silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 96 epi, single, Z twist, white yellow and red cotton. Weft: 32 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced with embroidery. Three panels, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Silent Language of Guatemalan Textiles (1985 - 1986) View Objects in Exhibition

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