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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:29-60-4
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Tactic
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1920 CE
Early Date: 1920
Late Date: 1920
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Height: 127 cm
Width: 256.5 cm
Credit Line:Guatemalan Expedition, Robert Burkitt, 1920
Other Number:191 - Field No SF

Description

Huipil of three equal pieces joined vertically. Center panel is red and side panels are white. Brocaded in red, white, yellow and green. Designs include horizontal zigzags, conventional trees and birds.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp center panel: 44 epi, single ply, Z twist, red cotton. Weft center panel: 44 ppi, single ply, Z twist, red cotton. Warp side panels: 34 epi, single ply, Z twist, white cotton. Weft side panels: 40 ppi, single ply, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Three panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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