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.
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)
Gift of Mrs. George R. Rowland
Guatemalan, San Antonio Aquas Calientes, late 19th century
San Antonio Aguas Clientes, Sacatepequez department, Guatemala
Height x width: 45 x 30 1/2 in. (114.3 x 77.5 cm)
Medium or Technique
Cotton plain weave; continuous supplementary patterning wefts; discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts