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Blouse

Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:61-10-31
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quezaltenango
San Andres Xecul
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 46 cm
Width: 46 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Raymond T. Parrot, 1961

Description

Childs. White plain weave cotton, sides machine finished. Selvedge at front bottom and left front and back armhole. back botton "torn off". Silk embroidery about 7.2 cm. at neck. Design:zigzag, scallops, lotus{?}, rabbits, fish, birds, leaves, ovals, llama, squirrel, small rodent, flowers, long legged bird. Purple strip immediately around neck. Below it green-blue scallop, magenta zigzag, yellow orange ovals. On maroon ground entire animal motif. Whole design finished with narrow green-blue scallop. 10.8 cm from bottom machine stitched pleat or seam running across garment.

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