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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-104
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Tlascala
Provenience: Guatemala
San Miguel
Department of Totonicapan
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 108 cm
Width: 88 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:68 - Other Number

Description

Huipil with white cotton ends. The central section is woven in cross bands of red edged with yellow and green brocaded with dark blue, red, cerise, green, yellow and purple cotton. Design of women, quadrupeds, ducks and stylized plants. Bands of parallel zigzags. Side seams not sewn, central seam tacked but not sewn. For middle class woman or upper class for working.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 34 epi, single ply, Z twist, cream cotton, single strand with areas of double and triple strands, occasional yellow and blue warps. Weft: 30 ppi, single ply, Z twist, two strands, white cotton. Two panels, tacked together in three places, two selvedges each."

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