From: Guatemala | Todos Santos Cuchumatan | Department of Huehuetenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 42-35-418
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Mam
Provenience Guatemala | Todos Santos Cuchumatan | Department of Huehuetenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton

White cotton with red and green compound stripes, three pieces without randa, round neck with appliqued red braid, upper sides embroidered with broad and narrow red cross stripes forming a plaid, small quadrangles of blue, orange and cerise, upper center front and back heavily embroidered in red with pin stripes and small yellow and blue quadrangles, red cotton thread-madder dye [Robert Carlsen 1984].

As per Sigird Meier, "Warp: 64 epi, single ply white, Z twist and 2 single - red, yellow and green, Z twist cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, single ply, Z twist, white cotton. Warp: plain weave. Supplemental weft: single faced. 3 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 87 cm
Width 100 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number 346 - Other Number

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