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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:91-36-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guatemalan
Quekchi Maya
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Coban
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Iconography:Human Figure
Animals
Plants
Length: 89 cm
Width: 31 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Clifford Lewis III, 1991

Description

Three panels sewn together, each with four selvedges. Neck not cut out. Bands of open weave alternating with bands of supplementary weft brocade. Figures: people, animals, plants.

Per Sigrid Meier 1997: Warp: 34 ep single Z-twisted white cotton. Weft: 36 ppi single Z-twisted white cotton. Balanced plain weave, supplementary weft: double-faced; 4 single Z-twisted white cotton. Made on a backstrap loom.

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