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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:66-34-84
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Joyabaj
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 97 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Width: 55 Measurement Unit Not Provided
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:A-84 - Other Number

Description

Dark blue plain weave cotton with alternating red and green pin stripes. Two breadths. Embroidered floral and geometric designs around neck and arm holes in white, magenta, yellow, blue and green.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp 66, single ply, Z twist, blue: 2 strand, red and green: 1 strand. Weft: 24, single ply, Z twist, 3 strands. Warp face - plain weave - embroidered yoke and arm openings. 2 pieces joined and elvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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