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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-113
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kekchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Coban (uncertain)
San Pedro Carcha (uncertain)
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Technique:Embroidered
Length: 85 cm
Width: 97 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

Unmade huipil of white cotton gauze in three panels. Alternating mesh and supplementary weft brocadeing in white on white.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 18 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Three panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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