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Blouse

Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-140
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Wool
Length: 55 cm
Width: 97 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Two panels of brown Ixcaco cotton, bottom third has two woven white stripes, center third is supplementary weft brocade in cotton and silk, one horizontal band with stylized horses in yellow, purple blue, magenta and red, second brocade stripe design is geometric in similar colors plus green, top third of garment is red with multicolored stripe across shoulders.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 36 epi, single Z twist, natural brown cotton hand spun. Weft: 30 ppi, single Z twist, natural brown cotton hand spun. Balanced plain weave on bottom half with weft faced plain weave multicolored stripes and shoulder area. Supplementary weft: 2 faced. 2 panels ( 1 panel - 4 selvedges, 1 panel - 3 selvedges) Made on a backstrap loom."

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