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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-118J
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: 104 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

White cotton huipil in three panels sewn together. Lace technique with diagonal brocaded stripes on gauze weave ground.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 20 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 16 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Two inch plain weave section at one end of each panel. Rest of fabric is gauze weave ground. Supplementary weft is two faced. Three panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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