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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-153
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomam
Provenience: Guatemala
Mixco
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 122 cm
Width: 59 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:90-A - Collector Number

Description

White, cotton huipil in one piece. White ground with red selvedge. Brocaded cross stripes in dark green, red, yellow, lavender and light blue cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 30 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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