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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-220
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Antonio Las Flores
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 122 cm
Width: 102 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:138-A - Other Number

Description

White cotton huipil of two pieces with center seam sewn but no randa. Sides not sewn and neck not cut. Brocaded in bands of zigzag designs and units of modified diamonds. Red, green, lavender and yellow cotton. Purple and deep rose silk. Red selvedges.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 45 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced, shoulder band is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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