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Huipil

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Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-192
Current Location: Mexico and Central America Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Ixil
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Maria Nebaj
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 1920–1979 CE
Early Date: 1920
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 42 cm
Width: 66 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:192 - Other Number

Description

Huipil of two panels sewn together in the center. Neck opening appliqued with purple fabric and embroidered. Front and back upper halves are brocaded on white cotton ground.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Two panels, three selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Mexico and Central American Gallery (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

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