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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:66-34-91
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Baja Verapaz
San Miguel Chicaj
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Wool
Length: 53 cm
Width: 143 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:23 - Other Number
A-91 - Other Number

Description

Uncut. White cotton plain weave. Two breadths. The main panel is brocaded in cotton and wool thread in chevrons, zigzags, diamonds and triangles. Side panels have less decoration. Red is the predominant color.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 38 epi, single ply, Z twist, one strand, white cotton. Weft: single ply, Z twist, two and four strand, white cotton. Balanced plain weave, heavy stripes alternate with light stripes. Three panels, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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