From: Guatemala | San Juan Cotzal | Department of El Quiche

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 91-36-9
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Mam
Provenience Guatemala | San Juan Cotzal | Department of El Quiche
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Center panel only; 3 selvedges. Weft-faced plain weave in red and white with weft brocade of zig-zag and chevron designs in horizontal stripes. Neck is appliqued with red cotton fabric and embroidered with yellow and orange silk.

As per Sigrid Meier (1997), "Warp: 11 epi two single Z-twist white cotton. Weft: 46 ppi two single Z-twist in red, white, green, yellow cotton. Supplementary weft: two-faced in red, green, yellow cotton and purple, green, white, orange silk. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 76 cm
Width 54 cm
Credit Line Gift of Clifford Lewis III, 1991

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