From: Guatemala | Quezaltenango | Department of Quezaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 85-2-24
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Quezaltenango | Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

White cotton huipil. Three panels sewn together with randa. Upper half of garment brocaded in murex dyed lavender cotton and yellow silk. Arm opening banded in black velvet. Neck opening has embroidered band [Chinese style]. Tag reads, "Yellow and purpura petula designs." Old.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 48 ppi, single ply, Z twist, two strands white cotton. Weft: 24 epi, single ply, Z twist, four strands white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Three panels, two selvedges. Woven on a treadle loom."

Length 98 cm
Width 105 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 24 - Other Number

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