Hearst Museum Portal

Huipil

Museum number:
3-37
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21030000037
Alternate number:
37 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.47 and Acc.61
Object count:
1
Description:
Woman’s garment (huipil); white cotton, plain weave; upper part brown cotton, plain and twill weaves with multicolored brocade in cotton and silk; neck bound with fabric and embroidered; approximately 93 cm wide, 1 m long
Donor:
Gustavus A. Eisen and Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
San Cristobal Totonicapan, Totonicapan, Guatemala
Verbatim coll. place:
Totonicapan, Totonicapan, Guatemala
Culture or time period:
K'iche' and Maya
Collector:
Gustavus A. Eisen
Collection date:
1902
Materials:
Cotton (textile) and Silk
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:
length 100 centimeters and width 93 centimeters
Comment:
See Eisen archives in museum. Remarks See acc envelope- blue silk is synthetic
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