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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:80-22-5
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Maria Chiquimula
Department of Totonicapan
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 213.36 cm
Width: 116.84 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Richard C. Bull, 1980

Description

Unfinished. Two panels stitched together, warp faced ground, flat stitch and satin stitch embroidery around circular head oopening in center. Coton and silk. Flowers, heart shapes and C and V shpaes in maroon, green, yellow, red, and purple on white ground. Selvedges finished, ends unfinished. Excellent condition. Some fraying at ends.

As per Sigrid Meier: "Warp 40 single ply, Z-twist, 2 strands, white cotton. Weft: 32, single ply, Z-twist, 2 strands, white cotton. Warp plain weave, 2 panels, 2 selvedges."

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