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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-354
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of San Marcos
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 177 cm
Width: 91 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:281 - Other Number

Description

For woman of better class, woven on wide loom, neck not cut, white cotton, upper half solidly embroidered in purple cotton and yellow silk in concentric diamond pattern, shoulder band toothed diamond pattern in purple cotton, below the embroidery design carried down in red pattern weft band.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 34 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 26 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 1 panel - 2 selvedges."

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