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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:NA5517
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 220.98 cm
Width: 60.96 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1916

Description

One Huipil Panel: White cotton cloth with woven red and yellow stripes with intervening stripes brocaded in designs with navy cotton. Pleat stitched near one end.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, two singles, Z twist, unbleached cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, two singles, Z twist, unbleached cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, two selvedges."

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