|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
Department of Quiche
|Culture Area:||Central American|
|Credit Line:||Museum Purchase, 1979|
Cofradia huipil of hand-made cotton in three panels joined by randas. White ground with red, yellow/green and jade green brocade pattern of geometric figures including arrows, diamonds and stripes. Rosette applique in red satin forms the neck opening. Embroidery in blue, yellow, purple, green, red, magenta and orange deocrate the yoke in sun burst and floral patterns.
As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 22 epi, one single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 48 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Predominantly weft faced with double faced tapestry weave. Three panels, two selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."
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