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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:70-13-41
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Almolonga
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 57 cm
Width: 53 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Cotton. Narrow red, white, blue-white jaspe stripes. Zigzags alternating to form rows of diamonds. Zigzags green and white. Diamonds rose, fuscia, maroon, yellow, orange, one patch of light blue.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 epi, three singles, Z twist, red and blue cotton. Two singles, Z twist, blue, white, blue and white ikat. Weft: 15 ppi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. One panel, three selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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