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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-418
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Todos Santos Cuchumatan
Department of Huehuetenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 87 cm
Width: 100 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:346 - Other Number

Description

White cotton with red and green compound stripes, three pieces without randa, round neck with appliqued red braid, upper sides embroidered with broad and narrow red cross stripes forming a plaid, small quadrangles of blue, orange and cerise, upper center front and back heavily embroidered in red with pin stripes and small yellow and blue quadrangles, red cotton thread-madder dye [Robert Carlsen 1984].

As per Sigird Meier, "Warp: 64 epi, single ply white, Z twist and 2 single - red, yellow and green, Z twist cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, single ply, Z twist, white cotton. Warp: plain weave. Supplemental weft: single faced. 3 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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