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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-180
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 76 cm
Width: 46 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:108-A - Other Number

Description

Child's huipil in one piece. Trade piece for city market. White cotton ground with rows of brocaded birds in blue-black, red, purple and rose cotton.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 30 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 23 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Supplementary weft is two faced. One panel, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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