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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-164
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomam
Provenience: Guatemala
Mixco
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 81 cm
Width: 52 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:93-B - Other Number

Description

Unmade child's huipil. One piece of dark blue cotton with yellow selvedge and yellow central stripes imitating selvedge. Brocaded with red, orange, light green, lavender and white cotton with yellow and blue silk in dashes and bands of zigzags.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 24 epi, three singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, three singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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