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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-278
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Chimaltenango
Patzicia
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 53.34 cm
Width: 114.3 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:200-A - Other Number

Description

Two pieces, very slight randa, white, upper two thirds with red wefts with widely spaced paired dark blue cross stripe, broad selvedge stripes of red with narrow green and white stripe.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 24 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Selvedge: 48 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, red, blue, white and yellow cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, white, red and blue cotton. Balanced plain weave. Warp plain weave. 2 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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