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Huipil

Museum number:
3-147
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
147 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.47 and Acc.61
Object count:
1
Description:
Woman’s garment or guipil (Lower portion white cotton, plain weave. Upper portion solidly twilled in red cotton with yellow stripes. Black wool applique with silk at neckline. Approximately 1 m x 1m wide.) Commercially spun blue silk is synthetic. See letter in acc, envelope.
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'
Collector:
Gustavus A. Eisen
Collection date:
1902
Materials:
Cotton (textile) and Silk (floss weft)
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 99 centimeters and length 99 centimeters
Comment:
See Eisen archives in Museum library. See also references below.
Images:
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