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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:83-13-12
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central America
Early Date: 1930
Late Date: 1940
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 57.15 cm
Width: 106.68 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Paul Chancellor, 1983

Description

Cofradia huipil of two panels with red and blue stripes on one selvedge and purple on the other. Brocaded in geometric bands, scattered zigzags and flower motifs. Joined with a randa. Embroidered neck line, sides open.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 29 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single and two faced, continuous and discontinuous. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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