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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-148
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Domingo Xenacoj
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 146 cm
Width: 102 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

Two pieces, brown handspun cotton, neck uncut, sewn together, red cotton ground with brown, blue and yellow stripes, brocaded at shoulder in silk band.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 epi, 3 singles, Z twist red cotton. Nautral brown cotton, single ply, hand spun. Yellow - 2 ply, blue - 2 ply. Weft: 12 ppi, 5 singles, Z twist, natural brown cotton warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - 2 faced. 2 panels - 4 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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