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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-275
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 56 cm
Width: 90 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:199-B - Other Number

Description

In two pieces without randa, white with red top, woven and embroidered in multiple bands of red blue green and yellow, embroidery row of birds, row of burros, single sprays of flowers, all in red rose green yellow purple and lavender.

As per Sigird Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, single ply, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 26 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft plain weave. Weft faced weave in multicolored stripes and shoulder portion. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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