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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:NA5584
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Tactic
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: 1890-1899
Early Date: 1890
Late Date: 1899
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Technique:Unfinished
Length: 91.44 cm
Width: 96.52 cm

Description

Unfinished, cotton huipil in three panels. Center panel is red, woven two wefts to two warps. Side panels are white, plain weave. Brocaded in white, red, yellow, green, blue and black cotton. Designs of birds and geometric figures.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp center panel: 14 epi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft center panel: 17 ppi, two singles, Z twist, red cotton. Warp side panels: 17 epi, single ply, Z twist, white cotton. Weft side panels: 26 ppi, single ply, Z twist, white cotton. Center panel is balanced plain weave. Side panels are predominantly weft faced plain weave. Supplementary weft is double faced. Three panels, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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