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Huipil

Museum number:
3-66
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21030000066
Alternate number:
66 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.47 and Acc.61
Object count:
1
Description:
Woman’s shirt (huipil); 3-66 lower part white cotton plain weave; upper part brown cotton brocaded in brown, green, lavender, reds, greens and whites; neck bound and embroidered on black ribbon; approximately 1 m wide, 104 cm long Brown is the natural color of the variety of the cotton.
Donor:
Gustavus A. Eisen and Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
San Cristobal Totonicapan, Totonicapan, Guatemala
Verbatim coll. place:
Totonicapan, Guatemala
Culture or time period:
K'iche' and Maya
Collector:
Gustavus A. Eisen
Collection date:
1902
Materials:
Cotton (textile)
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 104 centimeters and width 100 centimeters
Comment:
See Eisen archive in museum library. See also references below.
Images:
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