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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:70-13-39
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Almolonga
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 55 cm
Width: 53 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1970

Description

Cotton. Narrow red, white, blue-white jaspe. Wide center blue stripe. Cotton brocade, bands of zigzag alternating with a row of diamonds. Red, orange, yellow, green, light and dark blue, rose and fuscia.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 52 epi, 3 singles, Z twist, red, blue. 2 singles, Z twist, white, blue and white 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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