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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-192
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 128 cm
Width: 54 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:125 - Other Number

Description

Huipil for a young girl. One piece with a blue-black top with a heavily brocaded shoulder band and scattered figures of three legged animals in red, violet and white cotton and yellow, deep rose, white and green silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 38 epi, three singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, three singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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