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Huipil

Object Number:70-13-23A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomam
Provenience: Guatemala
Palin
Department of Escuintla
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 40 cm
Width: 70 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Cotton huipil. White with red border stripes and a square neck. Multicolor brocade is predominantly red and purple with designs in geometrics and bird forms around the hem.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 28 epi, three ply, white cotton. Warp red border: 52 epi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, two strands, three ply. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, three selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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