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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-253
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Maria De Jesus
Department of Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 64 cm
Width: 69 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:174-A - Other Number

Description

White cotton huipil of three pieces with no randas. Neck not cut. Broad, compound, red selvedge stripes and narrow stripes throughout material. Center solidly brocaded and embroidered bands on sides, mostly diamond and zigzag patterns with three birds in center. Red, yellow and white cotton. Purple and green silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 24 epi, two singles, Z twist, hand spun white cotton. Red cotton, three singles. Weft: 14 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Three panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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