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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-150
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Domingo Xenacoj
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 148 cm
Width: 104 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 sewn together with embroidered seams, neck opening overcast in silk thread, red ground with blue and white stripes, brocaded animals front and back, brocaded shoulders.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 64 epi, red cotton - 4 singles - white cotton 3 ply. Blue cotton - 2 ply. Weft: 12 ppi, 6 singles, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplement weft - 2 faced. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on backstrap loom."

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