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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:91-36-16
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Metal
Length: 99 cm
Width: 94 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Clifford Lewis III, 1991

Description

Ground in natural brown cotton. Two panels with 4 selvedges each. Multicoloured weft stripes with two wide red bands through middle. Two bands of animals in supplementary weft brocade. Small, metal rings attached to two corners.

As per Sigrid Meier (1997), "Warp: 40 epi single ply Z-twist natural brown cotton. Weft: 52 ppi single Z-twist natural brown cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft: two-faced with 2 bands of animals and stripes in multicolours. Made on a backstrap loom."

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