From: Guatemala | Comalapa | Department of Chimaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 85-2-139
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cakchiquel
Provenience Guatemala | Comalapa | Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk | Wool

Huipil of two panels sewn together. White ground on bottom quarter, rest of garment brocaded in bands and stripes with two stripes made of a heavier, white cotton. Uses silk and wool thread. The top quarter of the garment is woven with red weft.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 48 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 38 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 58 cm
Width 104 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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