Saint’s Huipil woven in one panel on a back strap loom. The background is woven with cuyuscate, silk and alizarin vertical lines. The piece shows four selvedge ends. It is joined on the sides with a mollusk and silk randa. The opening for the head is decorated with satin ribbon. It shows some holes. Designs: zoomorphic: birds, monkeys, rabbits and double headed eagles; geometric: Venus planet.
Age: Approximately woven in the 1920's
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Materials: Cotton, cuyuscate, silk, satin ribbon; natural dyes: mollusk, dyes: alizarin
Use: Saint’s Huipil
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 7” x 8.5”