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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-172
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 58 cm
Width: 75 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Cotton huipil. Red ground. Supplementary surface red embroidery. Stripes with geometric designs. Two panels sewn together. Slit neck. Armholes bound with tape.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 68 epi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced and double faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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