From: Guatemala | Department of Totonicapan | San Miguel Totonicapan

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 42-35-105
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Quiche | Tlascala
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Totonicapan | San Miguel Totonicapan
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Trade piece of indigo cotton in two pieces. The center seam is tacked but not sewn, side seams not sewn. Brocaded bands of cerise, orange, green, light blue, yellow, purple and lavender silk and red cotton. Design of women, stylized plants, chevrons, zigzags and other geometric forms. Red cotton thread- madder dye [Robert Carlsen 1984].

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, single ply, Z twist, one strand indigo cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, single ply, Z twist, two strands indigo cotton. Balanced plain weave. Two panels, two selvedges each."

Length 55 cm
Width 92 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number 62-B - Other Number

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