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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-105
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Tlascala
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Totonicapan
San Miguel Totonicapan
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 55 cm
Width: 92 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:62-B - Other Number

Description

Trade piece of indigo cotton in two pieces. The center seam is tacked but not sewn, side seams not sewn. Brocaded bands of cerise, orange, green, light blue, yellow, purple and lavender silk and red cotton. Design of women, stylized plants, chevrons, zigzags and other geometric forms. Red cotton thread- madder dye [Robert Carlsen 1984].

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 32 epi, single ply, Z twist, one strand indigo cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, single ply, Z twist, two strands indigo cotton. Balanced plain weave. Two panels, two selvedges each."

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