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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:66-34-40
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Tecpan
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 118 cm
Width: 38 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:A-40 - Other Number

Description

Panel for huipil, white, plain weave cotton cloth, red woven stripes along selvedge edges, single faced brocaded design, chevrons, diamonds, triangles and stripes, cotton thread, main colors red green lavender and yellow.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp 46 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, hand spun white cotton. Weft: 32 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, hand spun white cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplementary weft: 2 faced. 1 panel - 4 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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