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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-16
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 84 cm
Width: 67 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:VI-AA - Other Number

Description

For woman of noble rank, everyday wear, 42-35-15/20 belong together, white cotton woven in three pieces with cat stitch over seams, solidly embroidered upper front back and shoulders in red cotton with yellow and a little green in conventionalized double eagle design, four appliqued green silk discs with embroidered center appliqued rays with embroidered edges around neck.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52, single ply, Z twist, 1 strand, white cotton. Weft: 28, single play, Z twist, 1 strand, white cotton. Plain weave, 3 pieces joined with decorative stitch, 4 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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