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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-300
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santiago Sacatepequez
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 137 cm
Width: 91 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

Cotton huipil in two panels. White ground with red stripes. Heavily brocaded in geometric designs. Unfinished.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 55 epi, three singles, Z twist, white and red cotton. Weft: 14 ppi, five singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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