logo
OPEN TODAY 10 AM – 5 PM

Blouse

Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:80-22-8
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: early 20th century
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1925
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 96.5 cm
Width: 45.7 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Richard C. Bull, 1980

Description

First third of 20th century. Single cotton huipil panel with brocade on white, warp faced ground. Floats visible on reverse. Rows of birds, animals, S shapes and geometrtic designs in purple and red. Selvedge and ends finished. In good condition with some stains. Design oriented from both ends as if meant to be front and back panel of a blouse.

As per Sigrid Meier, " Warp: 41 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

You may also be interested in these objects:


Report problems and issues to digitalmedia@pennmuseum.org.