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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-118B.1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kekchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Coban
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 296 cm
Width: 40 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

One of two lengths of huipil fabric. Single width. White cotton with white brocading.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 26 epi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 32 ppi, single, Z twist, white cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced. Two panels. Woven on a backstrap loom."

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