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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-312
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Andres Semetabaj
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 81.28 cm
Width: 78.74 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:240 - Other Number

Description

Huipil for a woman of middle class in two pieces without randa. Neck cut out and hemmed. Red with compound stripes of yellow, green and white. Conventionalized figures in blue-black, yellow and green on red stripes.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 68 epi, two singles, Z twist, red yellow green and white cotton. Weft: 14 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced. Supplementary weft is single faced. Two panels, three selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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