Huipil Material


From: Guatemala | Quezaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 61-10-28
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Quiche
Provenience Guatemala | Quezaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton

3 white areas separated by 2 brocade design panels, each divided into a series of registers, some with small red geometric shapes, other larger animal forms and figures in navy and white background. The two registers alternate. Weft stripes in red and yellow. Brocading in blue, red, yellow and purple cotton and yellow and purple silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 38 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 26 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Plainweave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, two selvedges."

Length 388 cm
Width 43 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Raymond T. Parrot, 1961
Other Number H1 - Other Number

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