University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameHuipil
Object Number: 2014-19-72
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Mam
Provenience: Guatemala
Department of Huehuetenango
San Ildefonso Ixtahuancan
Culture Area: Central America
Section:American
Materials:Cotton
Length: 57.8cm
Width: 118cm
Credit Line:Gift of Louis Weinstock and Rosa Portell-Weinstock, 2014
Other NumberL-699-72 - Old Loan Number

Description

Signed "Maria". Large huipil made of three panels of white cotton gronudcloth with narrow veritcal stripes in blue, red, green. Center front, and shoulders, and back, decorated with fine multicolored supplementary weft, predominantly red. 7 cm wide band of embroidery around the neck in purple, gold, and green. Seams where panels come together and side seams are elaborately embroidered. Side seams are stitched closed.


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