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Blouse

Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:80-22-19
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Tactic
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: early 20th century
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1925
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Iconography:Tree
Length: 104.14 cm
Width: 96.52 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Richard C. Bull, 1980

Description

Wool, silk and cotton blouse consisting of three panels stitched together, brocade on balanced weave ground, some floats visible on reverse. Geometric, zigzags, diamonds, triangles, stylized trees, square unbrocaded area in center. Green ground, red, blue, pink, and purple. Selvedges and ends are finished. Excellent condition. Paper tag #4.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, green cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, green cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 3 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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