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Blouse, Huipil [Object of the Day- #52]

Huipil, Blouse from Guatemala

By: Ashley Harper

This huipil or blouse is made of cotton and silk fibers. It consists of two pieces of material woven together. Most notable are the randa- elaborate shoulder bands. These designs portray animals and double headed eagles in colors like lavender, yellow, white, deep rose, green, purple silk and red cotton.┬áThis blouse is an example of […]

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