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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-211
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Jose Nacahuil
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 102 cm
Width: 116 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:127 - Other Number

Description

White cotton huipil with red selvedge. Two pieces with the center seam sewn but not the sides. Slight randa. Neck not cut. Heavily brocaded in bands of conventionalized animals and geometric figures. Predominantly red with dark green, blue, cerise and lavender cotton and green, purple and deep rose silk. One selvages is yellow, red, blue and magenta. A second selvedge is blue, red and yellow.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 36 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each, back hemmed. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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