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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-191
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 121 cm
Width: 45 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:123 - Other Number

Description

Trade piece not worn in this village, likely worn in Chinautla. Huipil of one piece with a blue-black ground. The central part is solidly brocaded in red, rose, yellow, blue and white zigzags, lozenges and diagonals.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, three singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Weft: 14 ppi, three singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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