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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:80-22-18
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Martin Jilotepeque
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: early 20th century
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1925
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 106.7 cm
Width: 40.6 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Richard C. Bull, 1980

Description

Cotton and silk fabric. Brocade on warp faced ground, floats not visible on reverse. Geometric, dots, circles, chevrons, diamonds, plain bands in brown ground, purple, green, white, yellow and orange. Selvedges finished, remains of stitching along one side. Ends finished. Excellent condition. Paper tag #5.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 48 epi, single, Z twist, natural brown cotton. Weft: 26 ppi, single, Z twist, natural brown cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single and two faced. One panel, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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