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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-91
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomam
Provenience: Guatemala
Palin
Department of Escuintla
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 1930-1939
Early Date: 1930
Late Date: 1939
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 37 cm
Width: 72 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:91, Osborne number 2a - Other Number

Description

Huipil in one panel with white cotton ground and red selvedges. Short. Brocaded flowers, animals and geometric designs in multiple colors.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Warp red border: 40 epi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 15 ppi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, three selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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