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one of a set of two huipil panels (panels for a woman's blouse)
  • Quiché peoples
  • one of a set of two huipil panels (panels for a woman's blouse), late 1800s–1942
  • Where object was made: Chichicastenango, Quiché, Guatemala
  • cotton, weaving, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 70 x 35 cm
    Object Length/Width: 27 9/16 x 13 3/4 in
  • Gift of the Josephine M. Wood Trust
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6715.02
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This is one of a set of two rectangular panels, intended to be sewn together as a blouse. Each is the same. It has a red cotton field with very thin dark brown stripes in the longitudinal direction. A large segment of the panel is covered with embroidery. The rectangular portion that is embroidered has a dark brown field with a zigzag at the top and bottom in yellow, white, and light brown. There are wider dark brown zigzags on the sides with small yellow triangles in the space around the zigzag. The center of the rectangular field has a composite shape with two triangles, a rectangle and two lines, all unified by the even placement of small diamonds in yellow, white, and light brown. There is a yellow band on either side as well as above and below with red zigzags, and light brown stripes on either side with red zigzags.