|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
Santa Maria De Jesus
Department of Sacatepequez
|Culture Area:||Central American|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942|
|Other Number:||174-A - Other Number|
White cotton huipil of three pieces with no randas. Neck not cut. Broad, compound, red selvedge stripes and narrow stripes throughout material. Center solidly brocaded and embroidered bands on sides, mostly diamond and zigzag patterns with three birds in center. Red, yellow and white cotton. Purple and green silk.
As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 24 epi, two singles, Z twist, hand spun white cotton. Red cotton, three singles. Weft: 14 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Three panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."
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