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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-366
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kekchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Coban
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 94 cm
Width: 100 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:297 - Collector Number

Description

For lower class woman, this type of huipil originally imported from Quetzaltenango where much color is used, three pieces no randa, sides not sewn, neck not cut, center piece red embroidered in green, yellow and white cotton in leaf diamond and zigzag patterns, sides white embroidered in red, yellow and green cotton in modified plant design.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Side panels: Warp - 26 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft - 28 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Center Panel: Warp - 24 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Weft - 28 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, red cotton. Supplemental weft - two faced. Balanced plain weave. 3 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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