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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-171
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 112 cm
Width: 97 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:F-3 - Other Number

Description

White with red selvedges, in two pieces, center seams sewn for rands [not made], neck not cut, heavily embroidered shoulder band of trees and birds in red and purple cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 37 epi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 27 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warm plain weave. Supplemental weft - 2 faced. 2 panels, 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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