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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:86-9-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Chinautla
Aldea Chillani
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Wool
Rayon
Length: 66 cm
Width: 88 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Ruben E. Reina, 1986
Other Number:L-698-6 - Other Number

Description

Cotton huipil. Multicolored brocading in geometric motifs in cotton, wool and rayon. Made in Aldea Chillani [Cakchiquel speakers] for a Pokomam group. Made for Dr. Reina, 1955.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 30 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominant. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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