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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-268
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Catarina Palopo
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 171 cm
Width: 93 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

Uncut huipil, three panels. Two outer panels have white ground with red stripes. The center panel is red and green with narrow white and yellow stripes with scattered broacading. Fringed.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp central panel: 46 epi, two singles, Z twist, red, white and yellow cotton. Weft central panel: 26 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Central panel warp is predominantly plain weave. Warp side panels: 50 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and white cotton. Weft: 27 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red and white cotton. Side panels warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced with warp wrapping. Three panels, three selvedges each, one fringed selvedge each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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