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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-61
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 129 cm
Width: 110 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:61 - Other Number

Description

Huipil of two panels in red, yellow, lavender and brown striped cotton. Shoulders brocaded. Seamed at the sides. No neck opening. Silk, Tag reads, "The most common of the six varieties of huipiles in this town."

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 56 epi, three singles, Z twist, yellow and red cotton, purple is two ply, ocher is two singles and handspun. Weft: 18 ppi, three singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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