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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-255
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Maria De Jesus
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 82 cm
Width: 45 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:178 - Other Number

Description

Child's, white cotton huipil in one piece. Blue-black brocaded center and shoulder bands with a little yellow cotton and a little deep rose, yellow, purple and green silk. Zigzags and conventionalized double headed birds alternately upright and reversed in continuous band.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 34 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Supplementary weft is two faced. Warp is predominantly plain weave. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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