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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-54
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Quezaltenango
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 90 cm
Width: 47 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:XXX-F - Collector Number

Description

Huipil for a woman of first class. White cotton woven with red horizontal bands and brocaded in dark blue cotton and a little yellow rose silk. Design is geometric and birds.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 37 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton, two singles of red cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, two selvedges."

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