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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-143
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 108 cm
Width: 53 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Huipil of one panel. Cotton with brocaded stripes and geometric figures. Brocaded in magenta, white, yellow, purple and green silk with red and white cotton. Single armhole bound with buttonhole stitch. Similar to 85-2-138, old style.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 56 epi, single, Z twist, natural brown hand spun cotton. Weft: 32 ppi, single, Z twist, natural brown hand spun cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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