From: Guatemala | Santo Domingo Xenacoj | Department of Sacatepequez

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 85-2-148
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cakchiquel
Provenience Guatemala | Santo Domingo Xenacoj | Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Two pieces, brown handspun cotton, neck uncut, sewn together, red cotton ground with brown, blue and yellow stripes, brocaded at shoulder in silk band.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 epi, 3 singles, Z twist red cotton. Nautral brown cotton, single ply, hand spun. Yellow - 2 ply, blue - 2 ply. Weft: 12 ppi, 5 singles, Z twist, natural brown cotton warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - 2 faced. 2 panels - 4 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 146 cm
Width 102 cm
Credit Line Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

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