University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameHuipil
Object Number: 42-35-190
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
San Juan Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central America
Date Made: 20th century
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1933
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Silk
Iconography:Animal
Eagle
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number116 - Other Number

Description

Woven cotton and silk huipil (blouse) of red ground with red, yellow and lavender stripes. Made of two pieces with randa, elaborate shoulder band of stylized animals and double headed eagles in lavender cotton and yellow white deep rose green and purple silk, purple silk thread- purpura dye, red cotton thread- madder dye [Robert Carlsen 1984].


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Silent Language of Guatemalan Textiles (1985 - 1986)View Objects in Exhibition

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