From: Guatemala | San Miguel Totonicapan | Department of Totonicapan
Curatorial Section: American
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Culture||Quiche | Tlascala|
|Provenience||Guatemala | San Miguel Totonicapan | Department of Totonicapan|
|Culture Area||Central American|
|Date Made||pre 1933|
|Materials||Cotton | Silk|
One piece with white cotton ends. The central section is woven in cross bands of red edged with yellow and green. Brocaded in dark blue and black cotton and red, cerise, yellow, green and purple silk. Design of women, quadrupeds, ducks and stylized plants. Bands of parallel zigzags. For a noble woman of Quiche race, this is the typical of Totonicapan huipil.
As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 34 epi, single ply, Z twist, one strand cream cotton. Weft: 38 ppi, single ply, Z twist, one strand white cotton. Balanced plain weave. One panel, two selvedges."
|Credit Line||Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942|
|Other Number||62-A - Other Number|
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