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Blouse

Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:80-22-20
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: early 20th century
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1925
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Wool
Silk
Length: 109.22 cm
Width: 96.52 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Richard C. Bull, 1980

Description

Cotton and silk blouse consisting of two panels stitched together except for head opening at center, fagoting stitch around head slit, brocade on balanced weave ground, some floats visible on reverse. Floral motifs, zigzags, V-shapes and pnlain bands design in red, purple, beige, white, orange, green and aqua. Selvedges are finished, covered with some fagoting stitch. One end of each panel is folded and stitched. Fair condition, some repairs, slight wear, fading. Paper tag #2.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 60 epi, single, Z twist, natural brown cotton. Weft: 46 ppi, single, Z twist, natural brown cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplementary weft: 1 and 2 faced. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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