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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:70-13-83
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 59 cm
Width: 19.7 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Miniature of old style huipil. Cotton, white warp face, one panel. X 3 bands of brocade geometric motif, minor band at shoulder, small dots elsewhere. The 3 bands are normal size. A panel one of two forming the huipil would be approximately.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp 48 epi, 3 ply, white cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, 3 ply, white cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental weave - single faced. 1 panel, 4 selvedge. Made on a backstrap loom."

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