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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-267
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Catarina Palopo
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 141 cm
Width: 76 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Uncut cotton huipil woven in three pieces. Center panel red ground with brocaded figures and arrow designs. Side panels white ground with red stripes and scattered geometric designs. One end fringed.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp center panel: 50 epi, two singles, Z twist, red, white and yellow cotton. Weft center panel: 20 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp side panels: 50 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and white cotton. Weft side panels: 20 ppi, two singles, white and red cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Three panels, three selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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