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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-400
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Baja Verapaz
Salama
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 128 cm
Width: 55 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:319-A - Other Number

Description

Huipil made by women who live scattered in the mountains and only come to town [Salama] occasionally. Not made up perhaps only half. Natural brown cotton [ixcaco or cuyuscate {gossypium mexicanum}]. Brocaded with the same cotton in geometric bands.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 28 epi, single ply, Z twist, one strand, hand spun, natural brown cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, single ply, Z twist, one strand, hand spun, natural brown cotton. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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