From: Guatemala | Quezaltenango | Department of Quezaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 42-35-53
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Quezaltenango | Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Date Made pre 1933
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk
Technique Embroidered

White cotton in three pieces joined by wide garnet randa in twisted vine design, entire upper section heavily brocaded in silk and cotton in horizontal bands in gold and black in geometric style, narrow collar solidly embroidered, for woman of first class.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 36, single sply, Z twist, 2 strands white cotton. Weft: 28, single ply, Z twist, 2 strands, white cotton. Warp predone. Plain weave. 3 panels, 2 selvedges each."

Length 111 cm
Width 98 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number XXX-A - Other Number

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