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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-380
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Baja Verapaz
Rabinal
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 58 cm
Width: 71 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:310-A - Other Number

Description

Cotton huipil. Blue with narrow yellow and red stripes- all with red weft. Brocaded in bands of geometric designs and a heavy band of zigzags across shoulder in deep rose, yellow, white and purple silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 epi, single ply, two twists, two strands, navy, red, yellow cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, single ply, two twists, two strands, red cotton with two yellow strands of shadow stripes. Warp is predominantly plain weave. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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