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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-375
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kekchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Lanquin
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 98 cm
Width: 96 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:304 - Collector Number

Description

Three pieces whipped together, sides not sewn, neck not cut, white cotton in alternate bands of duck weave and gauze pattern, plain bands embroidered in dark green cotton in conventional birds vines and flowers.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 22 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 22 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced basket weave with band of elaborate gauze weave. Supplement weft - two faced. 3 panels - 4 selvedge each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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