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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-165
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santiago Sacatepequez
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Iconography:Animal
Tree
Length: 66 cm
Width: 90 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 panel white cotton with red stripes, animal and tree motifs embroidered in red cotton with green, orange and yellow accents, randas on all seams embroidered in green, orange and yellow.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 epi, 3 singles, Z twist, white and red cotton. Weft: 23 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - 2 faced. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Silent Language of Guatemalan Textiles (1985 - 1986) View Objects in Exhibition

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