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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:70-13-66
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
San Martin Sacatepequez
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 70 cm
Width: 81 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Cotton. Two breadths. Warp face. Red with upper 43 cm brocaded in allover pattern of stylized bird, plant and geometric motifs. Sides not sewn. Multicolored, predominately blue.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 44 epi, 3 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, 4 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Supplemental weft - two faced. 2 panels - 3 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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