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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-76
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Almolonga
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 109 cm
Width: 95 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:XXXVI-A - Other Number

Description

Huipil of two pieces with slight embroidered randa, sides not sewn, neck not cut. Made of cotton. The lower part is red and white above which is a wide band of red and white and black and white stripes. The upper part is covered with brocading in red and purple cotton and yellow, green, red and white silk in diamond and lozenge design.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 23 epi, single ply, Z twist, striped, white is two ply and red is three ply. Weft: 20 ppi, single ply, Z twist, four strands, white. Indigo weft is single ply, Z twist, two strands. Red weft is single ply, Z twist, two strands. Green and magenta are both silk. Balanced plain weave. Two panels, three selvedges."

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