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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-163
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Maria De Jesus
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Velvet
Length: 63 cm
Width: 70 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. Blue cotton ground. Two panels sewn together. Armhole and neck opening faced with black velvet. Geometric brocading in red, blue and green cotton and several shades of pink and lavender silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 27 epi, four singles, Z twist, blue cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, three singles, Z twist, blue cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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