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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-125
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Tactic
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 39 cm
Width: 100 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Three cotton panels, heavily brocaded, flower and geometric motifs, unfinished, no neck opening. Brocading in yellow, green, purple, blue and brick red cotton, with one red spot. Stylized flower and geometric designs.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 30 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, dark blue cotton. Weft: 32 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, dark blue cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplemental weft: two faced. 3 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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