From: Guatemala | Comalapa | Department of Chimaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 91-36-16
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Cakchiquel
Provenience Guatemala | Comalapa | Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk | Metal

Ground in natural brown cotton. Two panels with 4 selvedges each. Multicoloured weft stripes with two wide red bands through middle. Two bands of animals in supplementary weft brocade. Small, metal rings attached to two corners.

As per Sigrid Meier (1997), "Warp: 40 epi single ply Z-twist natural brown cotton. Weft: 52 ppi single Z-twist natural brown cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft: two-faced with 2 bands of animals and stripes in multicolours. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 99 cm
Width 94 cm
Credit Line Gift of Clifford Lewis III, 1991

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