From: Guatemala | Nahuala | Department of Solola

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 85-2-265
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Nahuala | Department of Solola
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Cofradia, cotton, white ground [supplementary weft colors ran] two panels geometric designs on top third of back, stylized animals across shoulder fronts, heavily embroidered panel across chest area, indigo, post office red, emerald, carrot and cornflower blue, silk and cotton embroidery thread.

As per Sigrid Meier: "Warp 56 epi, single ply, Z twist, 2 strands, white cotton. Weft 30 ppi, single ply, Z twist, 2 strands white cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental weft: 2-faced, continous and discountinous. 2 panels, 4 selveges. T-shaped neck, shoulder. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 83 cm
Width 112 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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