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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:66-34-53
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Solola
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: ca. 1936 CE
Early Date: 1930
Late Date: 1940
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 74 cm
Width: 140 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:A-53 - Other Number

Description

Red, green, yellow and white, plaid, plain weave cloth. Predominately white, green and yellow stripes run vertically. Three breadths of material joined by silk randas (magenta, yellow, purple, and green). Elaborate embroidery and silk applique around neck (pink silk cloth, purple, yellow and green zig-zag).

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp 54 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and green cotton. Single, Z twist, yellow and white cotton. Weft: 30 ppi, four singles, Z twist, red gren and yellow cotton. Single, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced predominantly. Three panels, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Mexico and Central American Gallery (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

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