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Blouse

Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-145
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Chimaltenango
Santa Cruz Balanya
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Velvet
Length: 68 cm
Width: 76 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Red cotton ground, three quarters of garment is supplementary weft embroidery in bands, some gold thread embroidery, neck banded in black velvet.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 56 epi, 2 ply, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 23 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft - single, two faced and double faced. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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