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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
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
Length: 75 cm
Width: 89 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1969

Description

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."

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