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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-106
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Jose Nacahuil
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Rayon (uncertain)
Silk (uncertain)
Length: 134 cm
Width: 81 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:106 - Other Number

Description

Huipil of two panels joined together. Neck uncut. Natural cotton with multicolored brocading of stylized animal figures and geometric borders. One selvedge is green and another is black.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 36 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 21 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced for the animal figures and single faced for the geometric borders. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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