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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-224
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Pocomam
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 130 cm
Width: 47 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:145-A - Other Number

Description

Huipil of one piece. White with bands of blue-black weft threads marking off the bands of blue-black cotton brocade showing animals, women (paper dolls), double animals, and unidentified figures. Designs are broken by lines of lavender cotton and cerise silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 41 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, three singles, Z twist. Supplementary weft is two faced. Warp is predominantly plain weave. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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