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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-118L
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kekchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Coban
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Technique:Sewn
Length: 93 cm
Width: 92 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985

Description

Huipil of hree lengths sewn together. Ecru cotton with white stripes. Crepe technique. Neck not cut.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 36 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 48 ppi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Plain weave with multiple weft stripes. Three panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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