From: Guatemala | San Juan Comalapa | Department of Chimaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 42-35-275
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cakchiquel
Provenience Guatemala | San Juan Comalapa | Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton

In two pieces without randa, white with red top, woven and embroidered in multiple bands of red blue green and yellow, embroidery row of birds, row of burros, single sprays of flowers, all in red rose green yellow purple and lavender.

As per Sigird Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, single ply, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 26 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft plain weave. Weft faced weave in multicolored stripes and shoulder portion. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 56 cm
Width 90 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number 199-B - Other Number

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