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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-318B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of San Marcos
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 160 cm
Width: 46 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

Cotton huipil, unmade, one panel of two. White ground with purple and red brocading. Fringed. Tag reads, "--muy bana tecnica."

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 38 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 23 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, two selvedges, one looped fringe at one end. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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