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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-274
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Wool
Length: 51 cm
Width: 92 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:199-A - Other Number

Description

Huipil of wool and cotton in two pieces without randa. Red top, brown bottom and in between are embroidered bands of spots, zigzags and conventionalized birds in rose, blue, yellow, green, pink nad orange.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 26 epi, single, Z twist, natural brown hand spun cotton. Weft: 40 ppi, single, Z twist, natural brown hand spun cotton. Weft predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, one with four selvedges and one with three selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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