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Woman's blouse (huipil)

Two panel, four selvedge huipil. Indigo dyed plain weave ground patterned with narrow horizontal bands of purple, white, blue and red geometric, interlocking chevron and zigzag patterning. Red, green, yellow, purple and blue band along the bottom with row of flowers. Seam down center.

Provenance

February 1940, purchased in Guatamala City from Mrs. Tocsica Townsend Roach by Mrs. George R. Rowland, Boston; gift of Mrs. Rowland to the MFA (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George R. Rowland

Guatemalan, San Antonio Aquas Calientes, late 19th century

Object Place

San Antonio Aguas Clientes, Sacatepequez department, Guatemala

Dimensions

Height x width: 45 x 30 1/2 in. (114.3 x 77.5 cm)

Accession Number

2009.2276

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave; continuous supplementary patterning wefts; discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles