From: Guatemala | Department of Guatemala

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 42-35-224
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cakchiquel | Pocomam
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Guatemala
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Huipil of one piece. White with bands of blue-black weft threads marking off the bands of blue-black cotton brocade showing animals, women (paper dolls), double animals, and unidentified figures. Designs are broken by lines of lavender cotton and cerise silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 41 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, three singles, Z twist. Supplementary weft is two faced. Warp is predominantly plain weave. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 130 cm
Width 47 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number 145-A - Other Number

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