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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:91-36-25
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 117 cm
Width: 125 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Clifford Lewis III, 1991

Description

Two panels, each with four selvedges. Brown cotton ground with white stripes at each end. Multicoloured weft brocaded stripes and two borders of animal motifs in red, magenta, blue, dark blue, white, yellow, turquoise.

As per Sigrid Meier (1997), "Warp: 38 epi single Z-twist natural brown cotton. Weft: 30 ppi single Z-twist natural brown cotton. Plain weave. Supplementary weft: two-faced."

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