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Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:99-23-106
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Maya (Central American Culture)
Provenience: Guatemala
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Length: 72 cm
Width: 87 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Betty Gerstley, 1999

Description

Ceremonial huipil of and spun cotton. Three panels of natural white cotton with white shadow stripes joined with a blue, cotton center panel. Brocading in purple silk with orange and green silk geometric motifs. Four disks in black fabric are attached with chain stitch, one each on the front, back, and shoulders. Neck is cut and embroidered with chain stitching in a ray design.

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