From: Guatemala | Joyabaj | Department of Quiche

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 85-2-199
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Joyabaj | Department of Quiche
Culture Area Central American
Date Made 1920–1979 CE
Section American
Materials Cotton

Cotton, two panels stitched together, off center, navy ground with thin red and green stripes, neckline and shoulders embroidered in cotton, floral designs with zigzag bands and circles.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 66, single ply, Z twist, blue: 2 strand, red and green: 1 strand. Weft: 24, single ply, Z twist, 3 strands. Plain weave - embroidered yoke and arm openings. 2 pieces, 2 selvedges, cut edges at hemline. Made on a backstrap loom."

Height 53 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

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