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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-330
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Catarina Palopo
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 70 cm
Width: 88 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:258 - Other Number

Description

Huipil in three pieces. Center panel is red with yellow pin stripes. Sides are white with alternating broad and narrow red stripes. Brocaded rows on all panels of small animals and conventionalized figures in red, yellow, green, blue and white. Neck cut out and hemmed.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp central panel: 68 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and yellow cotton. Weft central panel: 18 ppi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Central panel is warp faced plain weave. Warp side panels: 52 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and white cotton. Weft side panels: 24 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red and white cotton. Side panels are warp faced plain weave. Three panels, three selvedges each. Supplementary weft is single faced with warp wrapping. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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