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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-217
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Necta
Department of Huehuetenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Iconography:Geometric Pattern
Length: 50 cm
Width: 72 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

Huipil of one panel. White cotton with red, blue, yellow, green and orange stripes. Geometric motifs brocaded in green, orange, purple, blue and red. Neck and armhole openings embroidered with purple, yellow, blue and green cotton. Warp stripes used horizontally instead of vertically.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 46 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and white cotton, all other warp colors are two ply cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced with embroidery. One panel, two selvedges."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Silent Language of Guatemalan Textiles (1985 - 1986) View Objects in Exhibition

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