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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:69-23-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Patzun
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 116 cm
Width: 62 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1969

Description

Red cotton with narrow stripes of green, blue, white and orange, warp faced weave, two breadths, narrow multicolored randa, concentric bands of embroidery around neck 28cm deep, rainbow colors, diamond, triangle, flower and bird motifs, narrow band of green applique around neck and 5cm pendants front and back both embroidered.

As per Sigrid Meier, "64 epi, 2 ply, red, green, yellow, blue cotton (white, 2 singles, Z twist). Weft: 20 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. No supplemental weft. 2 panels - 4 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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