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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-260
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Magdalena Milpas Altas
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 79 cm
Width: 56 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:181-B - Other Number

Description

Child's, not made up, white with red selvedge and imitation selvedge stripes down center, brocaded in zigzags in red, yellow and green cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 36 epi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Red - 4 singles, Z twist. Weft 18 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplementary weft: single faced. 1 panel - 4 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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