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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-231
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pokoman
Provenience: Guatemala
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 70 cm
Width: 80 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:156-A - Other Number

Description

Huipil in two pieces finished without a randa. Made of black cotton almost completely covered by brocaded geometric designs in red, yellow, lavender, green, blue and white cotton and green, deep rose, and purple silk. Multicolored dots along the lower border.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 58 epi, two singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, three singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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