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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-163
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomam
Provenience: Guatemala
Mixco
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 40 cm
Width: 40 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:93-A - Other Number

Description

Child's huipil sold as a trade piece in one panel. Sides are sewn but the neck is not cut. Dark blue with narrow compound cross stripes of red, brown, cerise and white. Brocaded bands of double headed eagles, zigzags and V's in red, yellow, cerise, green, white and orange cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 38 epi, two singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, two singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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