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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:84-30-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 71 cm
Width: 77 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Virginia Lathbury, 1984

Description

Woven and embroidered with multicolored cotton thread on black cotton ground. Bottom edge unfinished. Blue satin rosette front and back. Made of two pieces sewn together.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 epi, 3 ply, black cotton. Weft: 21 ppi, 3 singles, black cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplement weft single faced and double faced. 2 panels - 3 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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