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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-30
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Salcaja
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Iconography:Bird
Length: 59 cm
Width: 56 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

White cotton huipil fragment. Bird designs. Lavender and faded rose brocading. Red striped selvedges.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 42 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced spots, two faced birds and border at neckline. One panel, three selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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