From: Guatemala | Almolonga | Department of Quezaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 85-2-32
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Almolonga | Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton

Huipil with a red and white background. The upper half is brocaded. Two pieces sewn together with a decorative join stitch (randa).

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 58 epi, single ply, Z twist, white is of two strands and red is of three strands, cotton. Weft: 17 ppi, single ply, Z twist, two red and white strands combined. Warp face is plain weave. Two pieces seamed, one piece with three selvedges and one pieces with two selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 104 cm
Width 85 cm
Credit Line Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number 32 - Other Number

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