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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-151
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Tecpan
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 53 cm
Width: 132 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Two panels sewn together, cotton, scatteded silk brocading, neck opening covered with binding, tie at opening.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 42 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, natural brown cotton. Yellow - 3 singles, Z twist, red - 2 singles, Z tiwst. Weft: 22 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental weft - single faced. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each."

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