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Blouse

Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:66-34-35
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 93 cm
Width: 55 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:A-35 - Other Number

Description

Plain weave cotton cloth; made of four breadths of material; neck bound with blue cotton thread; overall design motif includes: stylized animals and birds, flowers, zig-zags and stripes; great variety of color (purple, blue, white, gold, pink, red, black) and texture in this hupil; purple and lavender predominate in color scheme.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 eppi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 26 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Plain weave. Supplemental weft: 2 sided. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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