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Blouse

Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-263
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Alotenango
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 131 cm
Width: 91 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:182 - Other Number

Description

In two pieces, center seam sewn, no randa, neck not cut side seams nor sewn, white with wide compound red, green, blue stripe, embroidered highly conventualized single birds and red, yellow and violet cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 36 epi, 3 singles, Z twist, multicolored cotton. Weft: 27 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplement weft: single faced. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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