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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-103
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Tlascala
Provenience: Guatemala
San Miguel Totonicapan
Department of Totonicapan
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 220 cm
Width: 48 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:62-A - Other Number

Description

One piece with white cotton ends. The central section is woven in cross bands of red edged with yellow and green. Brocaded in dark blue and black cotton and red, cerise, yellow, green and purple silk. Design of women, quadrupeds, ducks and stylized plants. Bands of parallel zigzags. For a noble woman of Quiche race, this is the typical of Totonicapan huipil.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 34 epi, single ply, Z twist, one strand cream cotton. Weft: 38 ppi, single ply, Z twist, one strand white cotton. Balanced plain weave. One panel, two selvedges."

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