From: Guatemala | Department of Alta Verapaz | Coban

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 91-36-18
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Guatemalan | Quekchi Maya
Provenience Guatemala | Department of Alta Verapaz | Coban
Culture Area Central American
Section American
Materials Cotton | Silk

Three panels joined, each with 4 selvedges. Green ground with supplementary weft brocading of flowers, ducks, chevrons in white, purple, red, yellow. Neck not cut out. This was probably intended as two separate huipils.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 26 epi two singles Z-twist green cotton. Weft: 30 ppi singles Z-twist green cotton. Balanced plain weave. Supplementary weft: two-faced, multiple strands of white, purple, red, yellow cotton."

Length 39 cm
Width 102 cm
Credit Line Gift of Clifford Lewis III, 1991

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