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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:61-10-23
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 816 cm
Width: 41.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Raymond T. Parrot, 1961

Description

White cotton. 4 plain and 3 brocaded areas, each divided into 4 areas of small black geometric figures. These areas alternate with 3 rows of lavender figures bordered with lines of gold and lavender designs, predominantly in silk. White rectangle on one end panel.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 46 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominantly plainweave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Three panels, two selvedges each."

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