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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-100
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Olintepeque
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1935
Early Date: 1930
Late Date: 1935
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 230 cm
Width: 55 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:0-9 - Other Number

Description

Huipil of white cotton. Two pieces, not made up. Upper part is black cotton weft with widely spaced stripes of cerise rayon. Weft edges with white.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 17 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: Heading 48 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft face is plain weave throughout, denser weave in navy and cerise areas. Two panels, two selvedges each."

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