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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-276
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Comalapa
Department of Chimaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Wool
Length: 61 cm
Width: 99 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:X-1 - Other Number

Description

Huipil in the old style, very good. Lower part is of white cotton. Upper part has white warps, wefts old rose (faded red), woven bands in red cotton and yellow, purple, lavender, red, pink, pale blue and green silk in designs of animals, birds and zigzags. Pink wool, black silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 44 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 32 ppi, two singles. Z twist, white cotton. Plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced and two faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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