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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-107
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Tlascala
Provenience: Guatemala
San Miguel Totonicapan
Department of Totonicapan
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 200 cm
Width: 89 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:69-E - Other Number

Description

Trade piece made of two pieces. The center seam is tacked but not sewn, side seams not sewn. White cotton with light blue warp. Center section made up of woven bands of black, green, blue, cerise, yellow, purple and red with brocadeed design of rhombs and stylized plants in cerise, purple, green, yellow and white silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 30 epi, single ply, Z twist, light blue cotton, one strand. Weft: 37 ppi, single ply, Z twist, two strand white cotton. Weft predominantly plain weave. Two panels, two selvedges each."

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