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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-193
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 86.5 cm
Width: 63 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:111 - Other Number

Description

Uncut saint's huipil of one piece with a blue- black cotton ground. Brocaded birds on shoulder. Solid zigzag band and single figures of men and plants in red, lavender, green, white and yellow cotton and rose, purple and green silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 58 epi, two singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, four singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. One panel, four selvedge. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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