From: Guatemala | Department of Huehuetenango | San Juan Atitan

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 85-2-249
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Mam
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Huehuetenango | San Juan Atitan
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton

Cofradia, white cotton with cardinal stripes having thin stripes of emerald an carrot. Woven in three panels and sewn with cardinal and indigo cotton in zig zag design. Supplementary weft brocading at shoulders in cardinal. Thin stripe in emerald and orange. Geometric designs scattered in a band in cardinal accented ai emerald and spectrum violet. Cuffs bordered with indigo buttonhole stitch. Indigo accent stitch around neck. Primarily cardinal short band below neck in geometric design.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 46 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced and two faced. Three panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 97 cm
Width 114 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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