Chichicastenango Huipil with gold threading
Chichicastenango Huipil with gold threading

Chichicastenango Huipil with gold threading


Collection

AFFA Textiles


Identifier

AFFA17


Artist

unknown


Description

This is a Guatemalan huipil with a one panel embroidery of flowers on its front side. It is likely from Chichicastenango, Guatemala, a town known for its Quiché people (the largest group of the Mayan population). Made of cotton, the huipil was likely hand woven on a backstrap loom.


Medium

textile

Where Made (Country)

Guatemala

Related place

Guatemala

How Acquired

Donation

When Acquired

Nov 20 2020

Name of Donor

Amalia Rodriguez-Mendoza