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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-118M
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kekchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
San Pedro Carcha
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 92 cm
Width: 99 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

White cotton huipil in three panels sewn together. Diagonal zig-zag weave in gauze.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 16 epi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft (gauze): 11 ppi, two singles, Z twist, white cotton. Supplementary weft is two faced. Three panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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