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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:NA5582
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Chimaltenango
San Martin Jilotepeque
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 1890-1899
Early Date: 1890
Late Date: 1899
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Technique:Embroidered
Length: 80.01 cm
Width: 46.99 cm

Description

One huipil panel. Cream cotton ground with broad bands solidly brocaded in zigzags, rows of V's and diamond figures. All in red, orange, yellow, dark green, purple and black cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 34 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 24 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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