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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-189
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 122 cm
Width: 50 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:115 - Other Number

Description

Huipil of one piece. White ground with widely spaced purple stripes. Three rows of dogs on front and back. Brocadeded in red, yellow and purple cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 37 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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