Saint’s Huipil woven in one panel. The piece shows four selvedge ends. It is open. The opening for the head is embroidered with silk. All the designs are brocaded. The huipil is framed with vertical lines. It has one reparation. Designs: geometric: zigzag, comb, stars, planet Venus and feather serpent.
Age: Approximately woven in the 1920’s
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: San Pedro Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Materials: Cotton and silk; dyes: alizarin (red); natural dyes: mollusk (purple), yellow and indigo
Use: Saint’s Huipil
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 16” x 18”