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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-220
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
San Gaspar Ixchil
Department of Huehuetenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 53 cm
Width: 63 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:220 - Other Number

Description

Huipil of white cotton ground made of three pieces sewn together. Diamond brocading on front and shoulders. Arm openings bound in embroidered threads. Tag reads, "--estito Antigua."

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 26 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced and two faced. Two panels, wide panel- two selvedges."

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