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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-311
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Andres Semetabaj
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 71.12 cm
Width: 72.39 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:239 - Other Number

Description

Huipil for a woman of noble class in two pieces with out randa. White with heavy, triple, red cross stripes, which give a puckered effect to the white section. Between the red stripes are large dots of red, dark blue, green and yellow. Neck edged with three dark blue applied bands.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 44 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 14 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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