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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-32
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Almolonga
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 104 cm
Width: 85 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:32 - Other Number

Description

Huipil with a red and white background. The upper half is brocaded. Two pieces sewn together with a decorative join stitch (randa).

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 58 epi, single ply, Z twist, white is of two strands and red is of three strands, cotton. Weft: 17 ppi, single ply, Z twist, two red and white strands combined. Warp face is plain weave. Two pieces seamed, one piece with three selvedges and one pieces with two selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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