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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-256
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kanjobal
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Huehuetenango
Soloma
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 210 cm
Width: 60 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

Two unmade huipil lengths, white with stripes. Dark blue and gold ikat stripes alternating with solid red and dark blue stripes with white heading.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 20 epi, one single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 38 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. White sections are predominantly weft faced plain weave. Striped section is weft faced plain weave. Two panels, two selvedges each."

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