Open today 10 am – 5 pm



Native NameHuipil
Object Number:85-2-398
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Guatemala
San Jose Nacahuil
Department of Guatemala
Culture Area: Central American
Length: 117 cm
Width: 82 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Center of Inter-American Relations; Stanley de Jongh Osborne, Richard de Jongh Osborne and Mrs. Ford E. Smith, 1985


Ceremonial huipil for Cofradia. Unsewn, made of two panels of white cotton. Heavily brocaded in cotton and silk with stylized animal motifs in purple, green, magenta, orange, blue, yellow and red. One green selvedge and one red selvedge. Neckline is embroidered.

As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 44 epi, three singles, Z twist, white cotton. Weft: 18 ppi, four singles, Z twist, white cotton. Warp is predominantly plain weave. Supplementary weft is two faced with the first and last borders single faced. Two panels, four selvedges each. Woven on a backstrap loom."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

You may also be interested in these objects:

Report problems and issues to digitalmedia@pennmuseum.org.