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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-356
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: 172 cm
Width: 91 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:284 - Other Number

Description

Trade huipil woven on wide loom. Neck not cut. White cotton ground with purple, blue and gold silk bands. Woven designs in gold and purple silk of small birds, vines, flowers and geometric forms.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 38 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, two selvedges. Woven on a treadle loom."

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