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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:29-60-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomam
Provenience: Guatemala
Mixco
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 1920-1929
Early Date: 1920
Late Date: 1929
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Height: 50 cm
Width: 118 cm
Credit Line:Guatemalan Expedition, Robert Burkitt, 1929
Other Number:189 - Field No SF

Description

Woman's, cotton huipil in two panels made of foreign yarn. Indian weaving and brocading. Two equal panels joined horizontally on the shoulder line. White brocaded with columns of zigzag figures and columns of things like N, W, and V. Brocading in red, yellow, blue, green and lilac.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 34 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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