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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:29-60-5
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Tactic
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1920 CE
Early Date: 1920
Late Date: 1920
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Height: 48 cm
Width: 101 cm
Credit Line:Guatemalan Expedition, Robert Burkitt, 1920
Other Number:192 - Field No SF

Description

Huipil made of cotton in three panels. Center panel is red cotton and side panels are white cotton. Brocading designs of zigzags, birds, trees, diamonds and stylized flowers in red wool and white, yellow, green and red cotton. Side panels have white accent stripes. Almost a duplicate of 29-60-4.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp center panel: 46 epi, single, Z twist, red cotton. Weft center panel: 50 ppi, single, Z twist, red cotton. Warp side panels: 44 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft side panels: 44 ppi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Three panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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