From: Guatemala | Department of Chimaltenango | Santa Cruz Balanya

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 85-2-145
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cakchiquel
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Chimaltenango | Santa Cruz Balanya
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Velvet

Red cotton ground, three quarters of garment is supplementary weft embroidery in bands, some gold thread embroidery, neck banded in black velvet.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 56 epi, 2 ply, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 23 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft - single, two faced and double faced. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 68 cm
Width 76 cm
Credit Line Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

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