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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-334
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of San Marcos
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 155 cm
Width: 86 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:334 - Other Number

Description

Uncut huipil. White ground with blue cotton brocading. Naturalistic designs and one band of gold, blue and purple brocading. Thin stripes of twill weave in white sections. A few scattered warp stripes using four singles white cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 34 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 32 ppi, single ply, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, two selvedges. Woven on a treadle loom."

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