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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-212
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Jose Nacahuil
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 115 cm
Width: 45 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:129-B - Other Number

Description

Huipil of one piece on a white cotton ground. Heavily brocaded in predominantly red bands with zigzags of purple, yellow and dark blue.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 21 ppi, singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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