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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-105
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Jose Nacahuil
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 137 cm
Width: 88 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:105 - Other Number

Description

Huipil of two panels with a simple embroidered randa. The top half is heavily brocaded and it has a rolled neck. One selvedge is red and one is blue.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 40 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, four singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges."

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