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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-130
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Baja Verapaz
Rabinal
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 55 cm
Width: 68 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

Unmade, navy ground with red and yellow stripes. Silk embroidery in zig zag stripes. Old style, "First class."

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 48 epi, single ply, Z twist, two strands, blue, red, yellow cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, single ply, Z twist, two strands, red cotton with yellow shadow stripes. Warp predominantly plain weave. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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