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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-190A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ixil
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Cotzal
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 178 cm
Width: 47 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

Cofradia, white cotton ground, center panel, neck opening bound with red cotton fabric, brocaded stylized animals, one of two pieces.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 60 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 1 panel - 4 selvedegs. Made on a backstrap loom."

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