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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-77
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Almolonga
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 97 cm
Width: 92 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:XXXVI-A - Other Number

Description

Huipil in two pieces with complicated cat stitch randa. Made of cotton with red and white stripes. Upper part embroidered in bands with red and purple cotton and yellow silk in leaf and chequer design.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 54 epi, single ply, Z twist, striped, white is two strands and red is three strands. Weft: 21 ppi, single ply, Z twist, white is three strands and red is three strands. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Two panels, three selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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