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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:66-34-100
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Tactic
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 43 cm
Width: 101 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:A-100 - Other Number

Description

Three breadths of cloth, center panel grey-green plain weave embroidered in red, blue and yellow zigzag and diamond design, outer panels white plain weave cloth embroidered in red, green and blue composite geometric forms, three seams chain stitched together with yellow thread.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Side panels: Warp - 50 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 40 ppi, singles, Z twist, white cotton. Center Panel: Warp - 34 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, green cotton. Weft - 30 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, green cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 3 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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