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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:80-22-22
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Ixil
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Maria Nebaj
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Iconography:Bird
Plant
Length: 101.6 cm
Width: 73.4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Richard C. Bull, 1980
Other Number:paper tag #3 - Other Number

Description

Cofradia huipil. Cotton and silk. Three panels. Circular head opening surrounded by appliqued cloth embroidered upon, brocade on warp faced ground, some floats visible on reverse. Design consists of various birds and plants, curving lines, chevrons and triangles in mostly white ground, red, green, purple and yellow. Selvedges finished, ends finished along outer panels. Center panel folded and stitched. Good condition, some fading and dye runs, slight wear.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp center panel: 17 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft central panel: 68 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Warp side panels: 96 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft side panels: 32 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Three panels, center has three selvedges, sides have four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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