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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-107
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomam
Provenience: Guatemala
Mixco
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 1895
Early Date: 1895
Late Date: 1895
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Sequins
Length: 77 cm
Width: 112 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:107 - Other Number

Description

Old Cofradia with murex embriodered background. White ground with white-on-white onlay striping. Top half embroidered in cotton thread. Colors are primarily heliotrope in cross and satin stitches. Design motif mostly soft geometric curves and other designs include female figures and flowers. Other colors are cherry, spectrum violet, ultramarine and cardinal. Small metal paillettes sewn into the design. Small cotton lace collar in white with some heliotrpoe embroidery. Sleeves have similar cuffs.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp center panel: 46 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft center panel: 42 ppi, single and two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp side panels: 32 epi, two ply, white cotton. Weft side panels: 30 ppi, two ply, white cotton. Three panels."

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