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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:69-23-10
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Aldea De Chiantla
Department of Huehuetenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 52 cm
Width: 74 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1969

Description

Huipil of indigo cotton. Plain weave background with solid brocading in bands of geometric, chevron, rectangle and parallelogram motifs for 37 cm from shoulder. 8 cm open bands, all single faced, multicolored brocade. Red, white and blue rosettes appliqued on the front, back and shoulders at neckline.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 46 epi, two singles, Z twist, blue cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, two singles, Z twist, blue cotton. Warp predominantly plain eave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Three panels- central panel has four selvedges, side panels have three selvedges each, panels are joined by machine. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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