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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-265
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Nahuala
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 83 cm
Width: 112 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

Cofradia, cotton, white ground [supplementary weft colors ran] two panels geometric designs on top third of back, stylized animals across shoulder fronts, heavily embroidered panel across chest area, indigo, post office red, emerald, carrot and cornflower blue, silk and cotton embroidery thread.

As per Sigrid Meier: "Warp 56 epi, single ply, Z twist, 2 strands, white cotton. Weft 30 ppi, single ply, Z twist, 2 strands white cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental weft: 2-faced, continous and discountinous. 2 panels, 4 selveges. T-shaped neck, shoulder. Made on a backstrap loom."

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