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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:78-9-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chuj
Provenience: Guatemala
San Mateo Ixtatan
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Commercial Cloth
Cotton
Length: 86.4 cm
Width: 109.2 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1978

Description

White cotton huipil. Heavily embroidered in red, blue, green, yellow, orange and black cotton thread. Upper portion is solidly brocaded with geometric motifs and a predominant sun symbol. Floral motifs and birds are brocaded on the lower portion. Side seams are sewn with green cotton thread on one side and red on the other.

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