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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-279
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 92 cm
Width: 120 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

Cotton, two panels. Red, white, blue and green ikat warp stripes. Center and side seams sewn together. Sleeves are inset and made of differently patterned, striped material. Neckline gathered and banded. Supplementary weft brocade on upper third of garment and sleeves. Shoulder bands in purple, magenta, orange, blue and green.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp body: 74 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and white and two singles in ikat bands. Two ply green, orange and yellow cotton. Weft body: 22 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp sleeves: 64 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and ikat stripes cotton. Two ply blue, orange and green cotton. Weft sleeves: 28 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is double faced. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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