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Blouse

Huipil

Object Number:70-13-13
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 60 cm
Width: 54 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Made of two breadths of fabric. Green dotton background, not a traditional color, used to be red. Heavily brocaded design motifs appear in horizontalo stripes across huipil. Horizontal design units interspaced with light pink and shocking pink stripes. Motifs: geometrics, baroque-like elaborations, snowlake patterns Neck and sleeves have faded blue velvet ribbon applique. Main colors used in brocading: purple, turquoise, light red, red, yellow, light grey, green, cornflower blue, white, blue.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 epi, 2 ply, S twist, green cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, 2 ply, S twist, green cotton. Warp faced - plain weave. Supplemental weft: single faced and two faced. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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