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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-252
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Colotenango
Department of Huehuetenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 66 cm
Width: 116 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:252 - Other Number

Description

Huipil of white cotton ground with thin, carrot stripes over cardinal stripes. Supplementary cotton brocading over shoulders and top third on the front and back. Cardinal, lemon, heliotrope and emerald design made up of flower-like motifs with some striping and diamond patterns. Neck outlined in cardinal and carrot.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 64 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 19 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Three panels, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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