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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-106
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Tlascala
Provenience: Guatemala
San Miguel Totonicapan
Department of Totonicapan
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 46 cm
Width: 91 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:67 - Other Number

Description

Trade piece of natural brown cotton with black warp and a narrow white band at the end. Two pieces with the center seam tacked, not sewn. Cross stripes of orange, two shades of yellow, red, blue, black and purple cotton. Brocadeded pattern of diamonds and stylized trees in orange, green, cerise, and purple silk and in cotton of the same colors as the stripes.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 36 epi, single ply, Z twist, black cotton one strand. Weft: 38 ppi, single ply, Z twist, one strand handspun nautral brown cotton. Weft predominantly plain weave. Two panels, two selvedges each.

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