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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Quezaltenango
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Length: 98 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Width: 105 Measurement Unit Not Provided
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:2 - Other Number

Description

Three panel white cotton with supplementary weft embroidery on upper half, stylized tree and geometric motifs in purple and yellow silk, randas embroidered in magenta, pink and lavender silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 single ply, Z-twist, 2 strands, white cotton. Weft: 18, single ply, Z-twist, 3 strands, white cotton. Warp predominent, plain weave. 3 panels, 2 selvedges."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Silent Language of Guatemalan Textiles (1985 - 1986) View Objects in Exhibition
MAYA 2012: Lords of Time (05 May 2012 - 13 Jan 2013) View Objects in Exhibition

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