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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-222
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Antonio Las Flores
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 122 cm
Width: 94 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:141 - Other Number

Description

Huipil made in San Antonio for trading with other villages. White cotton, two pieces, center seam sewn but no randa. Sides not sewn, neck not cut. Brocaded predominately in dark blue with some red cotton and rose and green silk. Designs of three legged animals and zigzags.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 38 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 25 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced and two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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