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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:84-27-5
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Ixil
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Maria Nebaj
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 78 cm
Width: 69 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Pamela H. Hearne, 1984

Description

20th century huipil in three panels. White cotton ground. Central panel has brocading of animals, human figures and geometric motifs as well as horizontal bands in multiple colors. Neck has purple cloth and crocheted applique.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp central panel: 38 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft central panel: 16 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Central panel is warp faced plain weave. Warp side panels: 35 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft side panels: 26 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Side panels warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Three panels, central panel has three selvedges, side panels have one selvedge and are seamed at the shoulders. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Silent Language of Guatemalan Textiles (1985 - 1986) View Objects in Exhibition

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