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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-313
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Andres Semetabaj
Department of Solola
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 80 cm
Width: 74 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:241 - Other Number

Description

Huipil for a woman of lowest class made of two panels without a randa. Neck cut out and bound with commercial figured ribbon with applied points stitched in turquoise silk. Dark blue cotton with brocaded bands of parallel zigzags in rose, dark green, greenish yellow and red cotton and deeprose and lavender silk. Separated by narrow stripes of small links made of red cotton. Red cotton thread-madder dye [Robert Carlsen 1984].

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 42 epi, three singles, Z twist, blue cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, three singles, Z twist, blue cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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