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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-118I
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kekchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Coban
Culture Area: Central American
Period: Modern
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 94 cm
Width: 101 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

Modern huipil of three panels sewn together. Brocaded white gauze, sloppy technique.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 28 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 38 ppi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Three panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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