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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-358
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of San Marcos
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 83 cm
Width: 89.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:283 - Other Number

Description

For woman of lower class two pieces sewn but not otherwise assembled, white cotton with red cotton brocade design at bottom, main design brocaded in gold and purple diamonds and zigzags in vertical lines.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 44 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental weft: single faced. 2 panels - 2 selvedges."

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