From: Guatemala | Solola | Department of Solola

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 66-34-53
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cakchiquel
Provenience Guatemala | Solola | Department of Solola
Culture Area Central American
Date Made ca. 1936 CE
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Red, green, yellow and white, plaid, plain weave cloth. Predominately white, green and yellow stripes run vertically. Three breadths of material joined by silk randas (magenta, yellow, purple, and green). Elaborate embroidery and silk applique around neck (pink silk cloth, purple, yellow and green zig-zag).

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp 54 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and green cotton. Single, Z twist, yellow and white cotton. Weft: 30 ppi, four singles, Z twist, red gren and yellow cotton. Single, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced predominantly. Three panels, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 74 cm
Width 140 cm
Credit Line Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number A-53 - Other Number

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