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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-69
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Quezaltenango
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 132 cm
Width: 33.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:XXXIII - Other Number

Description

Huipil half for lower class child. White cotton woven in central section with red and green wefts in cross stripes of birds and vines in red, orange, purple and blue cotton and yellow silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 38 epi, two singles, Z twist, unbleached cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, two singles, Z twist, with red, green and yellow stripes. Headings: 16 ppi, three singles, Z twist, unbleached cotton. Supplementary weft is two faced. Warp is predominantly plain weave. One panel, two selvedges."

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