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Huipil

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Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-199
Current Location: Mexico and Central America Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Joyabaj
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 1920–1979 CE
Early Date: 1920
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Height: 53 cm
Width: 81 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

Cotton, two panels stitched together, off center, navy ground with thin red and green stripes, neckline and shoulders embroidered in cotton, floral designs with zigzag bands and circles.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 66, single ply, Z twist, blue: 2 strand, red and green: 1 strand. Weft: 24, single ply, Z twist, 3 strands. Plain weave - embroidered yoke and arm openings. 2 pieces, 2 selvedges, cut edges at hemline. Made on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Mexico and Central American Gallery (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

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