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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-296
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tzutuhil
Provenience: Guatemala
Panajachel
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 76.2 cm
Width: 111.76 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:225 - Other Number

Description

Huipil in three pieces without randa. Red and natural brown cotton. Red cotton brocade on top, center, front and back. Neck overcast in rose, purple and orange silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 56 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and natural brown cotton. Single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, two singles, Z twist, natural brown cotton. Three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Three panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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