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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-249
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Huehuetenango
San Juan Atitan
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 97 cm
Width: 114 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

Cofradia, white cotton with cardinal stripes having thin stripes of emerald an carrot. Woven in three panels and sewn with cardinal and indigo cotton in zig zag design. Supplementary weft brocading at shoulders in cardinal. Thin stripe in emerald and orange. Geometric designs scattered in a band in cardinal accented ai emerald and spectrum violet. Cuffs bordered with indigo buttonhole stitch. Indigo accent stitch around neck. Primarily cardinal short band below neck in geometric design.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 46 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced and two faced. Three panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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