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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-301
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tzutujil
Provenience: Guatemala
Santiago Atitlan
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 63 cm
Width: 68 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

Hand loom woven, white cotton with purple stripes, two panels sewn together, brocaded stripes on upper half.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 46 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton and purple cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton and purple cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental Weft single faced with warp wrapping. Two panels, three selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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