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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-299
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Colotenango
Department of Huehuetenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Acrylic
Length: 50 cm
Width: 90 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

Huipil made of cotton and acrylic in two panels. Woven warp stripes of red and white. Selvedges in green, yellow and red, sewn together in red. Soumak technique for supplementary weft brocade. Scattered patterns are geometric and in a variety of colors. Neck and arm openings finished with buttonhole embroidery in yellow, green, blue and purple.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 68 epi, single, Z twist, white red and orange cotton, two ply green yellow and blue cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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