From: Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 69-23-3
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Santo Tomas Chichicastenango | Department of Quiche
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

New style. White cotton warp faced weave. Three breadths. Randa 2cm wide, cotton in rainbow colors where brocaded. Rest of huipil loosely sewn. Side panels brocaded from shoulders 26 cm. Central panel deeper brocading 45 cm. Brocade: maroon silk background with large multicolored rose motifs. Traditional black applique points at neckline and rosettes at shoulders.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 68, single ply, Z twist, 1 strand, white cotton. Weft: 18, single ply, Z twist, 2 strand, white cotton. Warp-faced plain weave. 3 pieces, 4 selvedges, made of backstrap loom."

Length 75 cm
Width 89 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase, 1969

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