Location: On Display in the Mexico and Central America Gallery

From: Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 42-35-15
Current Location Mexico and Central America Gallery - On Display
Culture Guatemalan | Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche
Culture Area Central American
Date Made pre 1933
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk | Taffeta

Natural brown cotton woven in three pieces with cat stitch seams, heavy silk embroidery on upper front upper back and shoulders in gold green and black on magenta ground, four dark green silk applique discs with embroidered centers, appliqued rays with embroidered edges around neck, purple cotton thread Purpura dye [shell fish] and reddish silk thread cocheneal dye [ Robert Carlsen 1984].

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 56 single ply, Z twist, 1 strand, hand spun natural brown cotton. Weft: 27, single ply, hand spun white shadow stripes. Plain weave. 3 pieces joined, 4 selvedges, made on a back strap loom."

Height 1.7 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Length 70 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Width 89 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number VI-A - Other Number

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