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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-367
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kekchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Coban
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 92 cm
Width: 101 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:298 - Other Number

Description

Three pieces no randas, sides not sewn, neck not cut, center piece very dark blue embroidered in red, orange,green and white cotton in zigzags and conventional figures, sides white embroidered in red, orange and green in plant and flower design.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Side panels: Warp - 28 epi, 2 singles, S twist, white cotton. Weft - 28 ppi, 2 singles, S twist, white cotton. Center panel: Warp - 22 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Weft: 30 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, indigo cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 3 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on backstack loom."

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