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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-100
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Chuarrancho
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 135 cm
Width: 101 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:100 - Other Number

Description

Cofradia, two panel white cotton, brocaded with animals, trees, two headed eagle and geometric motifs, purple with red and green.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 39 epi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 36 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplemental weft - 2 faced. 2 panels - 4 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Silent Language of Guatemalan Textiles (1985 - 1986) View Objects in Exhibition

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