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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-172
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central America
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 53 cm
Width: 107 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:F-4 - Other Number

Description

White huipil of two pieces with poor randa. Neck overstitched with purple cotton and a line of red. Heavily brocaded shoulder band and heavy band across the whole width both front and back with lighter scalloped bands above and below. Purple, red, green, violet and yellow cotton and deep rose silk. Red selvedge, red and green selvedge.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 26 epi, four singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, four singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced, shoulder band is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges, sides open. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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