From: Guatemala | San Juan Comalapa | Department of Chimaltenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 42-35-276
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Cakchiquel
Provenience Guatemala | San Juan Comalapa | Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk | Wool

Huipil in the old style, very good. Lower part is of white cotton. Upper part has white warps, wefts old rose (faded red), woven bands in red cotton and yellow, purple, lavender, red, pink, pale blue and green silk in designs of animals, birds and zigzags. Pink wool, black silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 44 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 32 ppi, two singles. Z twist, white cotton. Plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced and two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Length 61 cm
Width 99 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number X-1 - Other Number

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