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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-233
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pokoman
Provenience: Guatemala
San Antonio Aguas Calientes
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Wool
Length: 54 cm
Width: 82 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:167 - Other Number

Description

White cotton, two pieces finished without randa, heavily brocaded in geometric figures in red, orange-red, yellow, green, blue, black, purple, rose and white cotton and green silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 54 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, hand spun white cotton. Weft: 23 ppi, singles, Z twist, hand spun white cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental weft: single faced and 2 faced. 2 panels - 4 selveges each. Made on backstrap loom."

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