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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-72
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 118 cm
Width: 79 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Off-white cotton huipil in two panels, loosely sewn together. Brocaded with animals and human figures. Geometric band at shoulder. Green selvedges.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 35 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 20 ppi, three single, Z twist, white cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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