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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-216
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Ayampuc
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Wool
Length: 130 cm
Width: 49.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:130-A - Other Number

Description

One huipil with one edge longer than the other. White cotton with red-rose-lavender selvedge. Heavily brocaded bands of geometric design. Heavily brocaded conventualized animals. Black, blue, green, red, lavender, rose, orange and yellow cotton. Light green, purple and deep rose silk. Pink wool.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 30 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 29 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced and single faced. One panel with four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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