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Blouse

Huipil

Native NameHuipil
Object Number:2014-19-38
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Cakchiquel
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Guatemala
San Juan Sacatepequez
Culture Area: Central American
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 72 cm
Width: 122.3 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Louis Weinstock and Rosa Portell-Weinstock, 2014
Other Number:L-699-38 - Old Loan Number

Description

Women's blouse made of striped cotton cloth, gold, red, purple, and brown, in two panels. The upper section and shoulders are covered in multicolored supplementary weft, large bird designs. The seam joining the two panels is embroidered in alternating yellow and turquoise royal blue. Side seams are entirely left open. Neck edge is embroidered in turquoise blue.

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