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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-69
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 111 cm
Width: 115 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985
Other Number:69 - Other Number

Description

Two huipil panels joined together. No head passage. White cotton brocaded in geometric patterns. One green selvedge, one purple and orange striped selvedge.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 50 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 26 ppi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is single faced, two faced at the shoulder bands. Two panels, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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