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Huipil (uncertain)

Servietta (uncertain)

Blouse

Object Number:83-13-14
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Sacatepequez
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: Early 20th century
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1925
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 123 cm
Width: 38 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Paul Chancellor, 1983

Description

Old huipil or servietta turned into a table runner (as per R. Senyk). Sewn lengthwise instead of sideways. Blue cotton with geometric borders in many colors. Blue, yellow, purple, green, white and rose cotton. Rose, gold and purple silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 64 epi, two singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Weft: 27 ppi, two singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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