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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-365
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Catarina Palopo
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 62 cm
Width: 78 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

Huipil of three panels of cotton sewn together. Outer panels are red and white striped. Center panel is white with thin, white and orange stripes. Supplementary weft brocade on top half. Lower edge fringed.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp central panel: 44 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and white cotton and two ply yellow cotton. Weft central panel: 26 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Central panel warp is predominantly plain weave. Warp side panels: 50 epi, two singles, Z twist, red and white cotton. Weft side panels: 22 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white and red cotton. Side panel warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced with warp wrapping. Three panels, three selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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