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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-129
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Baja Verapaz
San Miquel Chicaj
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Iconography:Cofradia
Length: 57 cm
Width: 152 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. Made of gauze-like cotton. Three panels sewn together. Neck opening unmade. White and cream striped ground. Brocaded in geometric designs.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, single ply, Z twist, two strands, cream colored hand spun cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, single ply, Z twist, hand spun cream cotton with stripes of white, single ply cotton, four strands. Three panels, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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