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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-307
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tzutujil
Provenience: Guatemala
Santiago Atitlan
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 85 cm
Width: 78 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:234-A - Other Number

Description

White cotton huipil of two pieces without randa. Narrow red, purple and orange stripes with pin stripes forming large blocks. Neck cut square with circular, bib-like applique of red silk on the front and back with a narrow embroidered edge. Three embroidered points over each shoulder in red and orange silk and purple cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 68 epi, two singles, Z twist, white and orange cotton with two ply purple cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white and red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Two panels, three selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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