From: Guatemala | San Mateo Ixtatan | Department of Huehuetenango

Curatorial Section: American

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Native Name Huipil
Object Number 42-35-416
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chuj
Provenience Guatemala | San Mateo Ixtatan | Department of Huehuetenango
Culture Area Central American
Date Made pre 1933
Section American
Materials Cotton

Old, white cotton huipil. Upper third with side seams on both sides and lower part with only one side seam. In both cases, the width of material is the vertical length of the blouse. The seam joining the upper and lower halves is hidden under a horizontal band of red embroidery. Brocaded designs in red, yellow, pale blue, pink and lavender cotton. Concentric, rayed bands (sun emblem) around the circular neck. Below this is a plain, red band with scenes showing human figures, trees and birds standing and in trees.

Length 81.28 cm
Width 109.22 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Lilly de Jongh Osborne, 1942
Other Number 340 - Other Number

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