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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:79-5-9
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sacapulteca
Provenience: Guatemala
Sacapulas
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Taffeta
Length: 54 cm
Width: 78.5 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1979

Description

Cofradia huipil of hand-made cotton in three panels joined by randas. White ground with red, yellow/green and jade green brocade pattern of geometric figures including arrows, diamonds and stripes. Rosette applique in red satin forms the neck opening. Embroidery in blue, yellow, purple, green, red, magenta and orange deocrate the yoke in sun burst and floral patterns.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 22 epi, one single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 48 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Predominantly weft faced with double faced tapestry weave. Three panels, two selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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