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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-346
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Todos Santos Cuchumatan
Department of Huehuetenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Wool
Length: 81 cm
Width: 78 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

1960's, three panels sewn together, red and white striped cotton with thin accents of blue and orange striping in the red stripe, top third of garment is brocaded on red warp faced fabric, designs are geometric consisting of diaminds zig zags and stripes, many bright colors including royal blue, green, orange, yellow, purple and magenta, background is red warp faced fabric, neck opening turned under and sewn.

As per Sigird Meier, "Warp: 70 epi, single ply, white cotton, Z twist and 2 singles, red, yellow, cotton. Weft: 32 ppi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplement weft: single faced. 3 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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