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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:29-219-1A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: -1929
Early Date: -1929
Late Date: -1929
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Technique:Embroidered
Length: 185.5 cm
Width: 43 cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1929

Description

Huipil length of 1 panel. Black embroidery with red, purple and yellow orange highlights. Natural cotton with yellow stripes woven in.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 36 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 34 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plainweave. Supporting weft is two faced. One panel, two selvedges."

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