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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:29-219-7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: -1929
Early Date: -1929
Late Date: -1929
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Technique:Embroidered
Length: 372 cm
Width: 43 cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1929

Description

Huipil length. 1 panel. Black and red embroidery with green, purple and orange-yellow highlights. Natural cotton with yellow stripes woven in.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 30 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plainweave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, two selvedges."

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