From: Guatemala | Department of Baja Verapaz | San Miguel Chicaj

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 42-35-401
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Baja Verapaz | San Miguel Chicaj
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

One wide panel of cotton, not made up. Blue with narrow yellow and red stripes all with red weft. Two thread yellow cross stripes. Embroidered with zigzags, dentate chevrons and geometric forms in green, yellow and red cotton and purple and white silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 30 epi, single ply, Z twist, blue two strands, yellow three strands, red three strands. Weft: 13 ppi, single ply, Z twist, five strands, red cotton. Balanced plain weave. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 54 cm
Width 68 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number 322 - Other Number

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