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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-374
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kekchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
San Juan Chamelco
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 95 cm
Width: 92 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:303 - Collector Number

Description

Huipil of three pieces whipped together. White cotton in narrow bands with alternating plain weave and gauze technique. Neck not cut.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 20 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave with bands of gauze weave. Three panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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