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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-139
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Wool
Length: 58 cm
Width: 104 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

Huipil of two panels sewn together. White ground on bottom quarter, rest of garment brocaded in bands and stripes with two stripes made of a heavier, white cotton. Uses silk and wool thread. The top quarter of the garment is woven with red weft.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 48 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 38 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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