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Blouse

Huipil

Object Number:83-22-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Tactic
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk (uncertain)
Length: 37 cm
Width: 99 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Danien, 1983

Description

Three cloth panels, machine stitched together along lengths. Outer edges of piece machine stitched partway to form armholes; neckhole cut into central panel. Neckhole bound on interior with white fabric. Blue cloth with green border; heavily embroidered with red, blue, purple, green, pink, yellow yarns. Central panel with vertical zig zag design; flanking panels with broad horizontal bands of circle, herringbone, and triangle motifs.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 36 epi, 2 single, Z twist, blue cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, blue cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental weft: two faced. 3 panels - 4 selvedges each (frayed). Made on a backstrap loom."

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