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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-155
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomam
Provenience: Guatemala
Mixco
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 130 cm
Width: 48 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:92 - Other Number

Description

White, cotton huipil in one panel. Upper section has dark blue and white weft stripes. Brocaded in band of zigzag designs in blue-black, brown, red, cerise and yellow cotton and green and purple silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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