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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-15
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Taffeta
Height: 1.7 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Length: 70 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Width: 89 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:VI-A - Other Number

Description

Natural brown cotton woven in three pieces with cat stitch seams, heavy silk embroidery on upper front upper back and shoulders in gold green and black on magenta ground, four dark green silk applique discs with embroidered centers, appliqued rays with embroidered edges around neck, purple cotton thread Purpura dye [shell fish] and reddish silk thread cocheneal dye [ Robert Carlsen 1984].

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 56 single ply, Z twist, 1 strand, hand spun natural brown cotton. Weft: 27, single ply, hand spun white shadow stripes. Plain weave. 3 pieces joined, 4 selvedges, made on a back strap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Guatemala Textiles (21 Oct 1970 - 01 Jan 1971) View Objects in Exhibition
MAYA 2012: Lords of Time (05 May 2012 - 13 Jan 2013) View Objects in Exhibition

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