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Blouse

Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-169
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central America
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 121 cm
Width: 123 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:101-A - Other Number

Description

White with green selvedges, two widths, no randa, neck not cut, heavily embroidered in red and purple cotton and deep rose silk, bands over shoulders, front and back in rows of birds and animals.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 45 epi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 23 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental weft - 2 faced. 2 panels, 4 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom. 2 identifying marks in yellow brocading in one corner, 1 mark in green brocading also."

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