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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-272
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Patzun
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 62 cm
Width: 111 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:195-A - Other Number

Description

Red cotton with compound brown, white, yellow and green stripe, two pieces with slight randa, neck bound with green braid, half disc of green braid with coil embroidery of rose, purple, white and green silk below neck both front and back.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 44 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, natural brown cotton. Warp faced plain weave. No supplemental weft. 2 panels - 4 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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