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Woman's ceremonial blouse (Huipil)


Artist Unknown (Maya, Queckchí)


20th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Woman's ceremonial blouse (Huipil), Artist Unknown (Maya, Queckchí)
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Medium: Textiles, Textiles-Woven Fabric (Do Not Use) | Cotton, mercerized cotton; supplementary weft patterning
Size: 25 x 42 in. (63.5 x 106.68 cm)
Creation Place: Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, San Cristóbal Verapaz
Culture: Maya, Queckchí, Guatemala, Alta Verapaz
Style: 20th century
Physical Description: three paneled cotton huipil woven on a back strap loom; two side white panels; one central black panel brocaded with geometric designs including birds and corn plants in purple, blue, red and green; two white side panels (God's eye symbol designs); brocad
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Richard L. Simmons in memory of Roberta Grodberg Simmons
Accession Number: 2004.169.92
Added to Site: March 1, 2009