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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-232
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: 64 cm
Width: 76 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:164 - Other Number

Description

Two pieces sewn no randa, neck and armholes bound with blue silk ribbon, dark blue cotton heavily embroidered in geometric design in red, green, lavender, yellow, white and blue cotton and green deep rose and gold silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 66 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, indigo, cotton (hand spun?) Weft: 20 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, indigo cotton (hand spun?). Warp faced plain weave. Supplement weft: 1 faced. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on backstrap loom."

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