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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-194
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 131 cm
Width: 110 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:122 - Other Number

Description

Ceremonial huipil used as a wedding veil in two pieces with no randa and no neck opening. Oe end is hemmed. Red ground, compound lengthwise stripes of blue, light blue, lavender, white, yellow and brown. Brocaded animals and plants in dark green, lavender, white, dark blue and yellow cotton and green and purple silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 56 epi, two singles, Z twist, multi colored striped cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, four singles, Z twist, multi colored striped cotton. Warp faced predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges, one is hemmed. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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