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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-79
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 121 cm
Width: 114 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:79 - Other Number

Description

White cotton huipil woven in two panels joined with simple overcast stitch. Cotton and silk brocading. Blue selvedge on one side, blue, pink, green and red striped selvedge on the other. Osborne tag: "Worn daily- more modern than older ones with animal figures"

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 37 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, three singles, Z twist. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single face and two faced, scattered geometric motifs. Two panels, four selvedges, sides open. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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