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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-171
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 115 cm
Width: 72 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Unfinished cotton huipil. Red ground heavily brocaded in geometric designs of purple, green, blue, yellow, white and red.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 epi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft: 27 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Two panels, three selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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