Hearst Museum Portal

Huipil

Museum number:
3-130
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
130 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.47 and Acc.61
Object count:
1
Description:
Woman’s garment or huipil; sleeves and bodice only; white cotton, gauzy weave, plain weave with few basket weave stripes; brocaded in greens, red and yellow; approximately 50 cm long, 104 cm wide across bottom; for the color red, the fiber is cotton and the dye result is madder; for the color blue the fiber is cotton and the dye result is probable indigo
Donor:
Gustavus A. Eisen and Phoebe Apperson Hearst
Collection place:
Rabinal, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala
Verbatim coll. place:
Rabinal, Guatemala
Culture or time period:
Achi and Maya
Collector:
Gustavus A. Eisen
Collection date:
1902
Materials:
Alizarin (natural colorant) and Cotton (textile)
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 104 centimeters and length 50 centimeters
Comment:
See Eisen archive in museum library. See also references below.
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