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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-118K
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kekchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
San Pedro Carcha
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 73 cm
Width: 82 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

Huipil of white cotton in three panels sewn together. Checkerboard gauze and plain weave. Special technique.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 18 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 13 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave and gauze weave. Three panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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