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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-327
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Antonio Palopo
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 80 cm
Width: 96 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:256-A - Other Number

Description

Huipil in three pieces with no randa. Neck cut out and hemmed. Central piece is red with very narrow white and yellow stripes. The sides are white with lengthwise and crosswise stripes of red forming blocks.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp central panel: 38 epi, two singles, Z twist, red yellow and white cotton. Weft central panel: 20 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp side panels: 40 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and white cotton. Weft side panels: 22 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red and white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Three panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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