From: Guatemala | Comalapa | Department of Chimaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 80-22-20
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cakchiquel
Provenience Guatemala | Comalapa | Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Date Made early 20th century
Section American
Materials Cotton | Wool | Silk

Cotton and silk blouse consisting of two panels stitched together except for head opening at center, fagoting stitch around head slit, brocade on balanced weave ground, some floats visible on reverse. Floral motifs, zigzags, V-shapes and pnlain bands design in red, purple, beige, white, orange, green and aqua. Selvedges are finished, covered with some fagoting stitch. One end of each panel is folded and stitched. Fair condition, some repairs, slight wear, fading. Paper tag #2.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 60 epi, single, Z twist, natural brown cotton. Weft: 46 ppi, single, Z twist, natural brown cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplementary weft: 1 and 2 faced. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 109.22 cm
Width 96.52 cm
Credit Line Gift of Richard C. Bull, 1980

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