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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:29-60-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomam
Provenience: Guatemala
Mixco
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 1920-1929
Early Date: 1920
Late Date: 1929
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Technique:Embroidered
Height: 46 cm
Width: 103 cm
Credit Line:Guatemalan Expedition, Robert Burkitt, 1929
Other Number:190 - Field No SF

Description

Cotton huipil made of foreign yarn. Indian weaving and brocading. Two equal panels joined horizontally on shoulder line. White brocading in columns of zigzag figures and columns of things like N, W and V. Brocading in red and blue.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 18 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 12 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominant. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, two selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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