From: Guatemala | San Pedro Sacatepequez | Department of San Marcos

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 91-36-12
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Mam
Provenience Guatemala | San Pedro Sacatepequez | Department of San Marcos
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk
Technique Unfinished
Iconography Birds | Flowers

Unfinished. White cotton ground with horizontal rows of birds, flowers, plants and geometric motifs in dark blue cotton with diamond shaped accents in pink, yellow, and green silk. Red cotton stripes weft brocadings.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 36 epi two singles Z-twist white cotton. Weft: 28 ppi two singles Z-twist in red and white cotton (in pattern part). Plain weave, warp-predominant. Supplementary weft: two-faced. Made on a backstrap loom."

Length 142 cm
Width 55 cm
Credit Line Gift of Clifford Lewis III, 1991

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