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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Quezaltenango
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 99 cm
Width: 81 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:1 - Other Number

Description

White cotton ground, three panels sewn together, top half front and back brocaded with silk thread, panels joined with randas, purple threads are cotton and shell fish dyed, arm poenings faced with black velvet, neck opening bound with chinese style embroidery, tag "[Xelahuh"] very old style.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52, single ply, Z-twist, 2 strand white cotton. Weft: 24, single ply, Z twist, 3 strand. Warp predone, plain weave. 3 panels, 2 selvedges each."

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