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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-35
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Joyabaj
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 55 cm
Width: 93 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:24 - Other Number

Description

Dark blue cotton with red and green pin stripe, woven in two pieces, silk embroidery in wide collar effect in floral pattern: cherry yellow green white, similar decoration around armhole.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 60, single ply, Z twist, blue: 2 strand, red and green: 1 strand. Weft: 29, single ply, Z twist, 3 strands. Warp face - plain weave - embroidered yoke and arm opening. 2 pieces joined, 3 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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