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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-235
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Todos Santos Cuchumatan
Department of Huehuetenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Wool
Length: 72 cm
Width: 76 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

1960's or 70's red and white striped cotton, three panels sewn together, top half boardered in wool, neck has white cotton fabric insert with red and blue tape in rick rack design and magenta wool circles.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 72 epi, single ply white cotton. Z twist and 2 ply - red, blue and yellow cotton, Z twist. Weft: 24 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - single faced. 3 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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