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Blouse

Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:66-34-34
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 110 cm
Width: 47 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:A-34 - Other Number

Description

Garment Patched. Brown cotton plain weave cotton cloth; white zig-zags enclosed in pin-stripes; stylized animals and geometric forms form horizontal stripes groupings across garment; areas in between are filled in with multicolored stripes; two distinctive embroidered birds appear on lower front corners of garment; both silk and cotton are used as decorative elements; garment appears to have been patched by original owner.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp 44 epi, single, Z twist, natural brown cotton. Weft: 52 ppi, single, Z twist, natural brown cotton. Weft plain weave. Supplemental weft: 2 faced. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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