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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-137
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 53 cm
Width: 89 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, brown Ixcaco cotton base, center third brocaded in silk and cotton, designs are birds, animals and geometric designs in salmon pink, yellow, lavender, white, purple and gold, three brocaded bands separated by stripes in various colors, two geometric woven white stripes across bottom forth, top forth is red cotton with shoulder stripe.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, single, Z twist, natural brown cotton. Weft: 30 ppi, single, Z twist, natural brown cotton. Plain weave - red bands across shoulders weft faced plain weave. Supplemental weft: 2 sided. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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