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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-272
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Antonio Palopo
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 66 cm
Width: 73 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Huipil of red cotton in three panels. Two side panels have white and green stripes. The center panel has a few green stripes. Rolled neck edge.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp central panel: 56 epi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton plus yellow and two ply green cotton. Weft central panel: 28 ppi, two singles, Z twist. Warp side panels: 56 epi, two singles, Z twist, white and red cotton, two ply green cotton. Weft side panels: 26 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red and white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Three panels, three selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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