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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-521
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Colotenango
Department of Huehuetenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 80 cm
Width: 125 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:6 - Other Number

Description

Huipil of one wide and two narrow widths with a square neck. White cotton with red stripes and yellow lines. Top, front, back and shoulder strip brocaded in a red mesh pattern on white with brocaded yellow line forming isolated small V's, diamonds and crosses. Red cotton thread - synthetic dye [Robert Carlsen 1984].

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 74 epi, single, Z twist, white and red cotton. Two singles, Z twist, yellow cotton. Weft: 23 ppi, one single, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Three panels, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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