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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:69-23-13
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Alotenango
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 63 cm
Width: 79 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1969

Description

White warp faced weave, two breadths. Warp border stripes 3 cm of blue, red, purple, black, green. Bands 6.5 apart of free standing motifs approximately 2cm wide: "lightening, flag, pied a chueho, rose." Multicolored. Traditionally made for trade to San Antonio Aguas Calientes.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 48 epi, single 2 ply multicolored cotton. Weft: 21 ppi, 4 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental weft: single faced. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstap loom.

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