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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-114
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kekchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Coban
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 91 cm
Width: 102 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

Unfinished huipil made of white gauze in three panels. White brocade in herringbone pattern. Neck not cut.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 28 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 30 ppi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Three panels, four selvedges. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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