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Blouse

Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:70-13-70A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quezaltenango
Zunil
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 93 cm
Width: 72.6 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Cotton. Striped red-orange with narrow blue, red light blue, maroon, orange, white and a wide band of green only on outside, an innovation. Warp faced weave with weft shadow stripes of red and narrow purple and white. Two panels with multicolored randa and buttonhole stitching around neck.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 68, 2 ply, Z twist, 1 strand, multi color stripe, cotton. Weft: 18 red single ply, Z twist, 3 strands, white, purple, cotton shadow stripes. Warp predominently plain weave. 2 pieces joined with decorative stitch."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Guatemala Textiles (21 Oct 1970 - 01 Jan 1971) View Objects in Exhibition

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