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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-62
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 86 cm
Width: 88 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:62 - Other Number

Description

Huipil of blue cotton with unsewn sides. Two panels sewn together with brocaded stitch at shoulders. Neck opening bound with embroidered stitches. 1 embroidered bird motif on back right panel, likely a marker.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, three singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, three singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two sided. Two panels, four selvedges each, striped in red, purple, white and blue. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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