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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:66-34-93
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Baja Verapaz
Rabinal
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 123 cm
Width: 150 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Howard H. Tewksbury, 1966
Other Number:A-93 - Other Number

Description

White plain weave cotton with white, green, yellow and grey brocading. Three breadths of material. Central panel is the most heavily brocaded with bands of chevrons, diamonds and triangles. Design groups are spaced closely together in the central panel and more widely in the side panels.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 36 epi, single ply, Z twist, one strand, white cotton. Weft: single ply, Z twist, two strands, white cotton with heavier bands of multiple white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Three panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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