From: Guatemala | Comalapa | Department of Chimaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 66-34-35
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cakchiquel
Provenience Guatemala | Comalapa | Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Plain weave cotton cloth; made of four breadths of material; neck bound with blue cotton thread; overall design motif includes: stylized animals and birds, flowers, zig-zags and stripes; great variety of color (purple, blue, white, gold, pink, red, black) and texture in this hupil; purple and lavender predominate in color scheme.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 eppi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 26 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Plain weave. Supplemental weft: 2 sided. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 93 cm
Width 55 cm
Credit Line Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number A-35 - Other Number

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