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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:66-34-79
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Todos Santos Cuchumatan
Department of Huehuetenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Wool
Length: 74 cm
Width: 86 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:A-79 - Other Number

Description

White plain weave cotton with red green and yellow stripes, three breadths of cloth, heavily brocaded red machine sewn piece on upper front and back of garment, machine made white cotton circular cloth applied to neck area with blue wool rick rack radiating out from neck, four blue wool discs on front and back and both shoulders.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 74 epi, single ply, Z twist, white cotton and 2 singles, red, yellow, and green cotton, Z twist. Weft: 32 ppi, single ply, Z twist, white cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental weft: single face, 3 panels, 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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