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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:83-13-19
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 99.06 cm
Width: 88.9 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Paul Chancellor, 1983

Description

Cotton huipil of three panels. Sides are sewn with openings for arms. Neck and arm openings are lined with black and the neck has an collar with a floral design. The upper portion of the huipil is densely brocaded with geometric patterns and birds. All brocading is in purple, mauve and yellow. Randas are done in blue zigzag stiches with thick, vertical bands of alternating blue, mauve and salmon on either side of each randa. The lower portion of the huipil is undecorated. Late 19th, early 20th century. A set with 83-13-6, 9 and 10.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 58 epi, single ply, Z twist, two strands white cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, single ply, Z twist, four strands white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Three panels, two selvedges. Woven on a treadle loom."

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