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Huipil

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Native NameHuipil
Object Number:70-13-20
Current Location: Mexico and Central America Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Guatemalan
Ixil
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quiche
Santa Maria Nebaj
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 130 cm
Width: 93 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Ceremonial huipil for Cofradia. Side panels plain white cotton. Central panel brocaded. Design units contained within horizontal bands. Alternating design elements. Diamonds and chevrons interspaced with animal, plant and humans. Brocade design done in cotton thread. Purple neckband with orange, green, yellow and blue croched applique. Worn with white veil like bride. Side panels are pieced with commercial twill fabric.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp central panel: 15 epi, two ply, white cotton. Weft central panel: 40 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Central panel is weft faced plain weave. Warp side panels: 54 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft side panels: 23 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Side panels are warp faced plain weave. Three panels, three selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Silent Language of Guatemalan Textiles (1985 - 1986) View Objects in Exhibition
Guatemala Textiles (21 Oct 1970 - 01 Jan 1971) View Objects in Exhibition
Mexico and Central American Gallery (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

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