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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-315
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tzutujil
Provenience: Guatemala
San Lucas Toliman
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 89 cm
Width: 77 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:244 - Other Number

Description

For woman of first class. Red and white cotton in alternating broad and narrow stripes. Obscure red cross stripes forming blocks. Rows of brocaded birds, V's, crosses and other figures in red, green, blue, yellow and purple cotton. Two pieces without randa. Neck cut out and finished with appliqued silk in numerous points with disc on front and back.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 54 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and white cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red and white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced with warp wrapping. Two panels, one with four selvedges and one with three selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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