Hearst Museum Portal

Huipil

Museum number:
3-69
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21030000069
Alternate number:
69 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.47 and Acc.61
Object count:
1
Description:
Woman’s shirt or "guipil"; white cotton; basket weave; also yellow and red; brocaded dark blue cotton; red and yellow silk embroidery; purple, red, green and yellow silk; embroidery around neck; approximately 1 m 19 cm wide 1 m 6 cm long; Red silk floss is cochineal (see letter in acc. env.)
Donor:
Gustavus A. Eisen and Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango Department, Guatemala
Verbatim coll. place:
Quezaltenango, Guatemala
Culture or time period:
K'iche' and Maya
Collector:
Gustavus A. Eisen
Collection date:
1902
Materials:
Cotton (textile)
Taxon:
Dactylopius coccus
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
October 20, 1902
Department:
Cat. 3 - Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean Area
Dimensions:
width 106 centimeters and length 119 centimeters
Comment:
See Eisen archive in museum library. See also references below.
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