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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-210
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Jose Nacahuil
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 132 cm
Width: 50 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:126-A - Other Number

Description

White cotton huipil of one piece with brocaded bands of zigzag design and embroidered five and six legged animals, Blue-black, red, rose, yellow and purple cotton and green and cerise silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 36 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced and two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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