From: Guatemala | Colotenango | Department of Huehuetenango
Curatorial Section: American
|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Provenience||Guatemala | Colotenango | Department of Huehuetenango|
|Culture Area||Central American|
|Materials||Cotton | Acrylic|
Huipil made of cotton and acrylic in two panels. Woven warp stripes of red and white. Selvedges in green, yellow and red, sewn together in red. Soumak technique for supplementary weft brocade. Scattered patterns are geometric and in a variety of colors. Neck and arm openings finished with buttonhole embroidery in yellow, green, blue and purple.
As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 68 epi, single, Z twist, white red and orange cotton, two ply green yellow and blue cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."
|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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