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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-191
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ixil
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Maria Nebaj
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Iconography:Animals
Birds
Figures
Length: 70.5 cm
Width: 106 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:191 - Other Number

Description

White cotton huipil of two panels. Cotton and silk brocading in motifs of figures, animals, birds and bird-in-the-bush designs. Side seams unsewn. Neck opening bordered with appliqued red fabric and chain stitch embroidery.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 15 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Two panels, three selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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