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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-401
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Baja Verapaz
San Miguel Chicaj
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 54 cm
Width: 68 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:322 - Other Number

Description

One wide panel of cotton, not made up. Blue with narrow yellow and red stripes all with red weft. Two thread yellow cross stripes. Embroidered with zigzags, dentate chevrons and geometric forms in green, yellow and red cotton and purple and white silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 30 epi, single ply, Z twist, blue two strands, yellow three strands, red three strands. Weft: 13 ppi, single ply, Z twist, five strands, red cotton. Balanced plain weave. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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