Huipil Panel


From: Guatemala | San Juan Sacatepequez | Department of Guatemala

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 91-36-26.2
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Cakchiquel
Provenience Guatemala | San Juan Sacatepequez | Department of Guatemala
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Two unsewn huipil panels, each has four selvedges. One of the selvedges on each panel is sewn into a 3" hem. Warp stripes are predominantly red with purple, white, green, yellow. One wide border with two rows of animals and zig-zag. Red, purple, yellow, green cotton and purple, turquoise silk weft brocading.

As per Sigrid Meier 1997, "Warp: 66 epi three singles Z-twist cotton multi-colors. Weft; 8 ppi three singles Z-twist white cotton. Plain weave, warp-faced. Supplementary weft: two-faced."

Length 114 cm
Width 57 cm
Credit Line Gift of Clifford Lewis III, 1991

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