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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:70-13-99
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
San Miguel Totonicapan
Department of Totonicapan
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 182 cm
Width: 90 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Two breadths of uncut cotton. Heavily brocaded horizontal design motifs: stylized figures, zigzags, chevrons, E shapes, stripes. Multicolored: magenta, alizarin crimson, blue, yellow, white, green, orange and red on a black background. Made in Totonicapan, bought in Guatemala City. Worn in general areas, i.e. Chinantla. Motifs from all over. People who have changed and no longer have their own style.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, single ply, Z twist, one strand black cotton. Weft: 32 ppi, single ply, Z twist, two strands white cotton. Weft is predominantly plain weave. One strip of two panels, two selvedges. Woven on a treadle loom."

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