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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:84-27-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Ixil
Provenience: Guatemala
Santa Maria Nebaj
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Iconography:Animal
Plant
Human Figure
Length: 68 cm
Width: 88 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Pamela H. Hearne, 1984

Description

20th century cotton huipil of two panels. White ground with multicolored supplementary weft. Stylized designs of animals, plants and human figures. Neck cut and embroidered.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 48 epi, two singles Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 14 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp faced. Supplementary weft is single faced. Two panels, two selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Silent Language of Guatemalan Textiles (1985 - 1986) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. ed. 1st. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 51, fig. 43View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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