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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-43
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Sacapulas
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1939
Early Date: 1934
Late Date: 1939
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 65 cm
Width: 100 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:G-VIII - Collector Number

Description

Cofradia of white cotton in very soft weave. Three panels. Yoke effect at neck in white. Woven stripe in the white section. Figures of flowers and stylized birds in red, dark green and yellow in tapestry weave, mostly on red ground.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 15 epi, one single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 46 ppi, three and six singles, Z twist, white red yellow and green cotton. Weft is two faced tapestry weave. Three panels, two and three selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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