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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-121
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Pocomchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Tamahu
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 48 cm
Width: 110 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

Cotton huipil in three panels. Center panel is green ground with brocaded design. Side panels are white. Unfinished, no neck opening.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp center panel: 28 epi, two singles, Z twist, green cotton. Weft center panel: 24 ppi, two singles, Z twist, green cotton. Warp side panels: 32 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft side panels: 30 ppi, two singles, 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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