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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-55
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Quiche
Provenience: Guatemala
Quezaltenango
Department of Quezaltenango
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 186 cm
Width: 38 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:63 - Other Number

Description

Huipil for a woman of third class. White cotton woven in horizontal bands: black, yellow, red, and dark blue and white ikat.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 34 epi, one single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 29 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. White sections are of balanced plain weave. Striped sections are of twill weave. One panel, two selvedges."

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