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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-365
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kekchi
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Coban
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 48 cm
Width: 100 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:296 - Other Number

Description

Worn by lower class women while working, three pieces no rands, square neck, green cotton embroidered with red, yellow, rose and white cotton and blue silk in stylized plants and flowers, red cotton thread- madder dye [Robert Carlsen 1984].

As per Sigrid Meier, "Side panels: Warp - 36 epi, single, Z twist, green cotton. Weft - 38 ppi, single, Z twist, green cotton. Center Panel: Warp - 30 epi, 2 singles, Z twist, green cotton. Weft - 34 ppi, 2 singles, Z twist, green cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplemental weft - two faced. 3 panels - 4 selvedges each. Made on a backstrap loom."

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