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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-372
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 120 cm
Width: 121 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

White cotton huipil of two panels loosely stitched together. Heavily brocaded in geometric bands, scattered zigzags and flower designs. Neck not open but sides are open. Red selvedges.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 56 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single and two faced, continuous and discontinuous. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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