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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:70-13-45
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Almolonga
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 56 cm
Width: 53 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Cotton, red, white, blue-white narrow jaspe stripes with wide center stripe. Cotton brocade. Continuous zigzag motif alternating with each change of direction except first. Maroon, orange, green, white, purple.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, 3 singles, Z twist, red and blue cotton. 2 singles, Z twist, white and indigo ikat cotton. Weft: 14 ppi, 3 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp faced plain weave. Supplemental weft - single faced. 1 panel - 3 selvedges. Made on a backstrap loom."

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