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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-146
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Martin Jilotepeque
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 117 cm
Width: 41 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

Huipil of one panel. White cotton ground with brocading in silk thread. Cotton is black, silk is turquoise and purple.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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