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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-119
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kekchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Coban
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 82 cm
Width: 89 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. Alternate bands of plain weave gauze. Three panels sewn together. Center stripe is unlike the two side pieces. Technique known as "renco" or "calado." Without neck or sleeve embroidery. Neck not cut.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 18 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Basket plain weave bands and gauze weave bands. Supplementary weft is two faced. Three panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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