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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:80-22-6
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Tecpan
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 111.76 cm
Width: 43.18 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Richard C. Bull, 1980

Description

Single Huipil Panel. Cotton and silk brocade on balanced ground weave, some floats visible on reverse. Geometric design, zigzags, chevrons and spots in purple, green and black on white ground. Selvedges and ends finished. Excellent condition.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 56 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white hand spun cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, white hand spun cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplementary weft: single and two faced. 1 panel 4 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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