From: Guatemala | Quezaltenango | Department of Quezaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 42-35-54
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Quezaltenango | Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Date Made pre 1933
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Huipil for a woman of first class. White cotton woven with red horizontal bands and brocaded in dark blue cotton and a little yellow rose silk. Design is geometric and birds.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 37 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton, two singles of red cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, two selvedges."

Length 90 cm
Width 47 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number XXX-F - Collector Number

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