Guatemalan Huipil

Title:                    Guatemalan Huipil

Catalog No:     ULV-JAEGR-2014-5749

Type:                   Textile; poncho. Fiber Arts.

Material:           Cotton, linen, silk, yarn.

Description:    Six panels of tan cotton blocks of woven material are stitched together with dark brown thread (three panels per side). Extensive embroidering, mainly in red thread. Other colors: Blue, purple, pink, yellow. Front chest, shoulders and back-to the middle is embroidered. Neck has “sun ray” effect; Embroidery depicts the double-headed eagle. Purple tie at neck (one side is not attached). Black linen material used for sun rays. There is a round circle symbolizing the moon on each shoulder, also black linen. The rays and round disks are bordered with orange and purple embroidering. Slight staining on the cream-colored material.

Date:                    pre-1935

Dimensions:    34.25″ W x 30.25″ L

Artist:                  Unknown

Donor:                 Esther Funk Ethnographic Collection

Note:                    From Chichicastenango, Guatemalan. Native weave. Purchased by the donor Esther Funk.

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