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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-250
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santiago Zamora
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 192 cm
Width: 132 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942

Description

Two pieces, center seam sewn, no randa, neck not cut, side seams not sewn, red and white plaid, small embroidered geometric figures in red, yellow, green blue and lavender cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 36 epi, 2 singles, S twist, white cotton. Red Z twist (3 singles). Weft: 25 ppi, 2 singles, S twist, white cotton. Red Z twist ( 2 singles). Warp plain weave. Supplemental weft - single faced. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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