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Blouse

Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:2014-19-77
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Huehuetenango
Todos Santos Cuchumatan
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 75.5 cm
Width: 88.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Louis Weinstock and Rosa Portell-Weinstock, 2014
Other Number:L-699-77 - Old Loan Number

Description

Blouse of six panels of 3.5 cm wide vertical red and white striped cotton ground cloth. The red stripes have blue and orange embroidery along the edges and center of the stripe. Multicolored supplementary weft, predominantly orange and green, in diamond and chevron patterns in horizontal stripes that alternates with solid red supplementary weft covers the top half of the blouse, front and back. Neck edge circled by 8 cm white cotton groundcloth embroidered with black and pink vertical winding stripes. Four blue circles embroidered on the white cotton match the bluie embroidered just aroud the neck edge. Edges sewn closed.

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