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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-40
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
San Miguel Totonicapan
Department of Totonicapan
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Sequins
Length: 85 cm
Width: 103 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:40 - Other Number

Description

Huipil of two panels made of white cotton sewn together in the center. The upper half is brocaded with geometric designs separated by stripes of red and green. Sewn on paillettes. Armholes and neck opening are finished with red ruching [possibly store bought].

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 33 epi, single ply, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 34 ppi, single ply, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, two selvedges."

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