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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-223
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Antonio Las Flores
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 88 cm
Width: 43 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:143 - Other Number

Description

Child's huipil, possibly a saint's huipil, made in San Antonio for trading with other villages. White cotton with green selvedges and central stripes imitating selvedges. Not made up. Brocaded in bands of "V" shapes, wavy designs, individual "flowers" and dots. Red, orange, yellow, blue-black and lavender cotton. Deep rose and green silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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