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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-103
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Maria De Jesus
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 60 cm
Width: 64 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:103 - Other Number

Description

Ceremonial huipil of white cotton ground with red stripes. Brocaded geometric designs. Neck opening overcast in purple. Machine stitching around armholes, neck and hem.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 26 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Red has four singles. Weft: 22 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, one with two selvedges, one with three selvedges."

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