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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:86-5-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kekchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Coban
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 81.5 cm
Width: 90 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Maude de Schauensee, 1986

Description

White cotton gauze, three panels sewn together, white brocading. Loosely sewn together. Decorated with human and animal figures.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 30 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 26 ppi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 3 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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