From: Guatemala | Colotenango | Department of Huehuetenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 42-35-521
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Mam
Provenience Guatemala | Colotenango | Department of Huehuetenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton

Huipil of one wide and two narrow widths with a square neck. White cotton with red stripes and yellow lines. Top, front, back and shoulder strip brocaded in a red mesh pattern on white with brocaded yellow line forming isolated small V's, diamonds and crosses. Red cotton thread - synthetic dye [Robert Carlsen 1984].

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 74 epi, single, Z twist, white and red cotton. Two singles, Z twist, yellow cotton. Weft: 23 ppi, one single, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Three panels, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 80 cm
Width 125 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number 6 - Other Number

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