Open today 10 am – 5 pm



Native NameHuipil
Object Number:42-35-173
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
San Pedro Sacatepequez
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Date Made: pre 1933
Early Date: 1928
Late Date: 1933
Length: 117 cm
Width: 115 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number:106 - Other Number


White, in three pieces without rands, neck worked like randa in purple deep rose and yellow silk, heavily embroidered with rearing animals, side pieces with monkeys and birds in red and purple cotton, deep rose yellow and green silk.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 54 epi, 3 singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 26, ppi. Warp plain weave. Supplementary weft - 2 faced. 3 panels, 4 selvedges each, sides sewn. Made on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


bibs in rowcount
[Article] Howell, Carol-Joyce. 1949. "Warp and Woof". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 14. no. 3. pg. 2-21 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 19View Objects related to this Actual Citation

You may also be interested in these objects:

Report problems and issues to digitalmedia@pennmuseum.org.