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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:84-27-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Santiago Chimaltenango
Department of Huehuetenango
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 20th century
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 56 cm
Width: 57 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Pamela H. Hearne, 1984

Description

20th century. Red cotton, woven in one piece with set in short sleeves gathered at arm band. Attached stand up collar. Brocaded geometric design, multicolored stripes in warp and weft.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp 58 epi, 3 singles, Z twist, red cotton with multi colored stripes in two ply yarns. Weft: 20 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, red cotton and cross stripes in 2 ply multicolor yarns. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - single faced and two faced. Body - 1 panel - 3 selvedge. Made on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Silent Language of Guatemalan Textiles (1985 - 1986) View Objects in Exhibition

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