Santiago Atitlán Turkey Huipil
Santiago Atitlán Turkey Huipil
Santiago Atitlán Turkey Huipil

Santiago Atitlán Turkey Huipil


Collection

AFFA Textiles


Identifier

AFFA27


Artist

unknown


Description

This is a traditional huipil from Santiago Atitlán in Guatemala. Santiago Atitlán is a large Tzutujil speaking town located on an inlet of the southern shore of Lake Atitlán. The huipils of Santiago Atitlán have some of the finest embroidery work in Guatemala and usually depict rows of birds. This huipil is unique in that it depicts turkeys instead of the usual tropical birds. Woven on a backstrap loom, The turkey designs and patterned lines were added after the weaving process using the technique of needle embroidery. Huipils and other hand embroidered garments are worn by both men and women in Santiago Atitlán.


Medium

textile

Where Made (Region)

Santiago Atitlán

Where Made (Country)

Guatemala

Related place

Guatemala

How Acquired

Donation

When Acquired

Nov 20 2020

Name of Donor

Susannah Willms