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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:29-60-9
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: 46 cm
Width: 100 cm
Credit Line:Guatemalan Expedition, Robert Burkitt, 1920
Other Number:196 - Field No SF

Description

Huipil made of cotton in three panels. Center panel is red and side panels are white. Brocaded designs of horizontal white accent stripes, zigzags, diamonds and birds in red, yellow, green and white cotton. Neckhole not cut, sides not sewn. See 29-60-4. Similar to 29-60-8.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp center panel: 23 epi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft center panel: 24 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp side panels: 30 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft side panels: 36 ppi, one 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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