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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:83-13-18
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Domingo Xenacoj
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 1875-1925
Early Date: 1875
Late Date: 1925
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 53.98 cm
Width: 96.52 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Paul Chancellor, 1983

Description

Late 19th, early 20th century. Red and white striped, warp faced, striped cotton. Bird motif, front and back. Geometrical shoulder bands brocaded in red and purple cotton. Joined with randas and neck embroidered in multicolored silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 56 epi, 4 ply, Z twist, white and red cotton. Weft: 15 ppi, 4 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain-weave. Supplemental weft: 2 faced, 2 panels, 4 selvedges each. Made on backstrap loom."

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