From: Guatemala | Colotenango | Department of Huehuetenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 85-2-252
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Mam
Provenience Guatemala | Colotenango | Department of Huehuetenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton

Huipil of white cotton ground with thin, carrot stripes over cardinal stripes. Supplementary cotton brocading over shoulders and top third on the front and back. Cardinal, lemon, heliotrope and emerald design made up of flower-like motifs with some striping and diamond patterns. Neck outlined in cardinal and carrot.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 64 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 19 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Three panels, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 66 cm
Width 116 cm
Credit Line Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number 252 - Other Number

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