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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-373
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomam
Provenience: Guatemala
Mixco
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 96 cm
Width: 63 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Unmade huipil made of natural cotton with geometric brocade in orange, yellow, purple, blue and green cotton. Two panels loosely sewn together.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 30 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 17 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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