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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-56
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 66 cm
Width: 126 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:XXXI-A - Field No SF

Description

Ceremonial, for church or wedding veil, white cotton in three pieces, lower half i shadow weave pattern, upper brocaded in floral design with two rows of small birds in violet cotton and gold silk, collar solidly embroidered with silk floral design in purple orange white and rose on gold ground.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 28 single ply, Z twist, strand, white cotton. Weft: 36, single ply, Z twist, 1 strand, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. 3 panels, 2 selvedges each. Made on a threadle loom."

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