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Blouse

Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:96-12-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Alta Verapaz
Tactic
Pasmolon
Western Highlands
Culture Area: Central American
Maker: Dona Dorothea Cho'
Aminta Asig Cho'
Date Made: 1996
Early Date: 1996
Late Date: 1996
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 99 cm
Width: 45 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Ed Carter, 1996

Description

Woman's blouse known as "de venado" or "deer" design. Called a "medio de luto" (semi-mourning". Black ground, brocaded entirely with white, magenta, brown, purple, shades of green, shades of blue, red, orange and yellow. An "aarko" (zigzag design) at border; keej; pareja (couple); muula (horse/mule);tap (crab) and geometric shapes. Neckline and armholes have a thick pale blue boarder with multi-colored dots. Dark blue lining around neck hole.

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