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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-68
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 133 cm
Width: 134 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:68 - Other Number

Description

Two panels sewn together, overcast stitch, white ground with green selvedges, brocaded in purple, animal and floral designs, neck opening embroidered.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp 50 epi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 23 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp plain weave. Supplemental weft - 2 faced. 2 panels, 4 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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