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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-81
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Martin Jilotepeque
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 118 cm
Width: 42 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:81 - Other Number

Description

Huipil of one panel. White cotton ground with brocading in silk thread. Cotton is black, silk is turquoise and purple.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 56 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced and two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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