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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-200
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 83 cm
Width: 87.5 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

White cotton ground, three panels sewn together with black thread, roundels and rays, red brocading with black fabric poufs and black fabric.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 68, single ply, Z twist, 1 strand, white cotton. Weft: 28, single ply, Z twist, 1 strand, white cotton. Plain weave, 3 pieces joined, 4 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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