From: Guatemala | Quezaltenango | Department of Quezaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 85-2-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Quezaltenango | Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

White cotton ground, three panels sewn together, top half front and back brocaded with silk thread, panels joined with randas, purple threads are cotton and shell fish dyed, arm poenings faced with black velvet, neck opening bound with chinese style embroidery, tag "[Xelahuh"] very old style.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52, single ply, Z-twist, 2 strand white cotton. Weft: 24, single ply, Z twist, 3 strand. Warp predone, plain weave. 3 panels, 2 selvedges each."

Length 99 cm
Width 81 cm
Credit Line Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number 1 - Other Number

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