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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-317
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tzutujil
Provenience: Guatemala
San Lucas Toliman
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 75 cm
Width: 74 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:246 - Other Number

Description

Huipil for a woman of lowest class. Red and white in alternating broad and narrow stripes. Obscure red cross stripes forming blocks. No randa. Neck cut out and hemmed.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and white cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white and red cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Two panels, three selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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