|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
Department of Quezaltenango
|Culture Area:||Central American|
|Date Made:||pre 1933|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942|
|Other Number:||XXXVI-A - Other Number|
Huipil of two pieces with slight embroidered randa, sides not sewn, neck not cut. Made of cotton. The lower part is red and white above which is a wide band of red and white and black and white stripes. The upper part is covered with brocading in red and purple cotton and yellow, green, red and white silk in diamond and lozenge design.
As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 23 epi, single ply, Z twist, striped, white is two ply and red is three ply. Weft: 20 ppi, single ply, Z twist, four strands, white. Indigo weft is single ply, Z twist, two strands. Red weft is single ply, Z twist, two strands. Green and magenta are both silk. Balanced plain weave. Two panels, three selvedges."
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