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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-63
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 129 cm
Width: 79 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:63 - Other Number

Description

Huipil of royal blue cotton. Two panels sewn loosely together. Selvedge striped on one side only in red, green, purple and yellow. Possibly San Raimundo instead of San Juan.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, three singles, Z twist, royal blue cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, three singles, Z twist, royal blue cotton. Warp faced. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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