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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-138
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 111 cm
Width: 51 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 bands. Brown and red ground, single armhole bound with buttonhole stitch. Similar to 85-2-143, old style.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, one single, Z twist, natural brown hand spun cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, one single ply, 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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