From: Guatemala | Department of Alta Verapaz | Coban

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
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

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.

Length 89 cm
Width 31 cm
Credit Line Gift of Clifford Lewis III, 1991

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