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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-345
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Todos Santos Cuchumatan
Department of Huehuetenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Wool
Length: 68 cm
Width: 70 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:345 - Other Number

Description

Three panels sewn together, red and white striped cotton with thin accent stripes of green and orange, upper half of garment is weft float brocade on red warp faced fabric, brocade design in horizontal bands of geometric designs zig zag, diamonds and diagonal stripes, colors royal blue, yellow, salmon pink, green, cerulean, orange and purple, appliqued neck band of white cotton with pink rick rack sewn on.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp 72 epi, single Z twist, white cotton 2 singles, red cotton. 2 ply green and orange cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft: single faced. 3 panels - central panel - 2 selvedges. Side panels - 1 selvedge. Made on a backstrap loom."

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