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Huipil

Museum number:
3-44
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21030000044
Alternate number:
44 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.47 and Acc.61
Object count:
1
Description:
Guipil" of woman; stiff white cotton; basket weave; multicolored embroidery around neck and shoulders in cotton and silk thread; approximately 1 m 20 cm wide, 1 m 17 cm long
Donor:
Gustavus A. Eisen and Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
San Cristobal Totonicapan, Totonicapan, Guatemala
Verbatim coll. place:
San Cristobal, nr. Totonicapan, Guatemala
Culture or time period:
K'iche' and Maya
Collector:
Gustavus A. Eisen
Collection date:
1902
Materials:
Cotton (textile) and Silk (floss)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.1 Daily Garb and 2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
October 20, 1902
Department:
Cat. 3 - Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean Area
Dimensions:
width 120 centimeters and length 117 centimeters
Comment:
See Eisen archives in museum library
Images:
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