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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-216
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Colotenango
Department of Huehuetenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Iconography:Geometric Pattern
Length: 58 cm
Width: 128 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:252 - Other Number

Description

Huipil with three panels of red and white striped cotton. Geometric motifs brocaded in red, yellow, green and orange. Neck opening embroidered in red and green. Some scattered, brocaded motifs close to the sides.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 72 epi, single, Z twist, red and white cotton, two singles orange cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Three panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Silent Language of Guatemalan Textiles (1985 - 1986) View Objects in Exhibition
Mexico and Central American Gallery (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

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