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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-373
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kekchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
San Juan Chamelco
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 40 cm
Width: 80 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:302 - Collector Number

Description

Three pieces no randa, neck not cut, center piece heavily embroidered in red, green and yellow cotton in floral design, sides in conventional designs.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp 28 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 28 ppi, 2 singles, 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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