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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-273
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Wool
Length: 47 cm
Width: 90 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:197-A - Other Number

Description

Huipil of a type worn years ago and no longer made. Wool and cotton in two pieces. Small brown and white check. The brown and white warps are completely covered on the wide shoulder band by red wefts. Two brocaded bands of animals and on the front bottom are three single animals. Cotton in red rose, yellow, green, orange, pink, purple and blue.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, two singles, Z twist, natural brown and white hand spun cotton. Weft:24 ppi, two singles, Z twist, natural brown and white hand spun cotton. Plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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