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Huipil

Blouse

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:NA5583
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Chimaltenango
San Martin Jilotepeque
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 104.14 cm
Width: 59.05 cm

Description

Not made up. Cream cotton, brocaded in bands of red, yellow, purple, black, violet, and green cotton figures. Red lines imitating seam with randa woven down center.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 38 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced and two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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