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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:66-34-29
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Domingo Xenacoj
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 1936-1940
Early Date: 1936
Late Date: 1940
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 118 cm
Width: 100 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:A-29 - Other Number

Description

Red and white striped warp faced plain weave cotton; bird motif embroidered with red and purple cotton thread. Two breadths joined by silk thread. Neck also finished with silk thread. [aqua and shades of purple].

As per Sigrid, "Warp: 50, 3 ply white and red cotton. Weft: 16, 3 ply, white cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Made on a backstrap loom."

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