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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-104
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Jose Nacahuil
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 140 cm
Width: 98 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:104 - Other Number

Description

Huipil of off-white cotton. Multicolored brocading of stylized animal figures and geomteric borders. One selvedge is striped in purple, red, blue, green and white. Another selvedge is striped in blue.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced except the last border on the back, which is single faced. Two panels, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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