Saint’s Huipil woven in one panel. The piece shows four selvedge ends. The sides are joined with a silk randa. It shows a white cotton hand spun background and the sides have a mollusk and alizarin frame. The opening for the head is embroidered with silk and mollusk. All the designs are brocaded. Designs: zoomorphic: zigzag, stars, Ixcanel and feather serpent.
Age: Approximately woven in the 1920’s
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: San Pedro Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Materials: Cotton and silk; Dyes: (red) alizarin; natural dyes: mollusk (purple), yellow, indigo plus
Use: Saint’s Huipil
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 9.5” x 18”