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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-316
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tzutujil
Provenience: Guatemala
San Lucas Toliman
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 82 cm
Width: 79 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:245 - Other Number

Description

Huipil for woman of middle classs. White cotton with rows of brocaded conventional figures in red, orange, green and dark blue cotton. Two pieces without randa. Neck cut out and hemmed.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, two singles. Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced and warp wrapping. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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