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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-221
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: 120 cm
Width: 82 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:140 - Other Number

Description

White cotton huipil of two pieces with the center seam sewn but with no randa. Neck not cut. Brocaded in bands of zigzags in dark blue, orange and red cotton and yellow, green, rose and purple silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 27 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 26 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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