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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-147
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Martin Jilotepeque
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 117 cm
Width: 46 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Huipil of one panel. White cotton ground with brocading and some silk thread.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 46 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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