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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-173
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central America
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 117 cm
Width: 115 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:106 - Other Number

Description

White, in three pieces without rands, neck worked like randa in purple deep rose and yellow silk, heavily embroidered with rearing animals, side pieces with monkeys and birds in red and purple cotton, deep rose yellow and green silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 54 epi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 26, ppi. Warp plain weave. Supplementary weft - 2 faced. 3 panels, 4 selvedges each, sides sewn. Made on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Silent Language of Guatemalan Textiles (1985 - 1986) View Objects in Exhibition

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