San Lucas Toliman Huipil
San Lucas Toliman Huipil

San Lucas Toliman Huipil


Collection

AFFA Textiles


Identifier

AFFA23


Artist

unknown


Description

This is a Guatemalan Huipil, a traditional garment worn by indigenous women from mostly Mexico and Guatemala. This particular Huipil was made in San Lucas Tolimán, a town on the southeastern shores of Lago de Atitlan. Huipils are traditionally made from hand woven fabric made on a backstrap loom. This Huipil has repeating patterns of shapes, animals and flowers, a characteristic of many Guatemalan Huipils.


Medium

textile

Width

30.75in

Height

25in

Length

0.25in

Where Made (Region)

San Lucas Tolimán

Where Made (Country)

Guatemala

Related place

Guatemala

How Acquired

Donation

When Acquired

Nov 20 2020

Name of Donor

Susannah Willms