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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-323
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Ostuncalco
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 80 cm
Width: 92 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

Red cotton, two panels sewn together, upper half brocaded in geometric pattern bands. Old style huipil, worn with blue wrap around refajo, having blue horizontal stripes.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 44 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental weft - single faced and two faced. 2 panels - 1 panel 3 selvedges - 1 panel 2 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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