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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:99-23-22
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mayan
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Cotzal
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Technique:Embroidered
Length: 83 cm
Width: 93 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Betty Gerstley, 1999

Description

3 panels - white cotton ground. Center panel brocaded top to bottom. Side panels half way. Predominent colors green and blue with touches of red, yellow, purple. Bands of birds, diamonds, zig-zags. Neck cut round embroidered with chain stitch leaves. Arm holes bound in green commercial fabric.

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