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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:86-49-4
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 120.5 cm
Width: 42.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. John W. McPherson, 1986

Description

Huipil panel of multicolored cotton and silk brocaded on blue cotton ground. Designs of horizontal bands of geometric patterns, mostly chevrons and zigzags. Lower portion is mostly dots and the lowest portion is undecorated.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 64 epi, single ply, Z twist, two strands indigo cotton, warp face. Weft: 30 ppi, single ply, Z twist, two strands indigo cotton. Continuous: single and two ply, Z twist, multistrand white, green, and purple cotton and purple and magenta silk, 4/1 overlay. Discontinuous: same fibers as continuous, twill skip overlay, multicolor cotton and silk. White spots: inlay-overlay, cotton, single face. Four selvedges, woven on a backstrap loom."

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