Saint’s Huipil woven in 1 panel. The piece shows four selvedge ends. It is joined on the sides with a silk randa. The opening for the head has a satin decoration. All the designs are brocaded. Designs: geometric: Venus, serpent, arrows and zoomorphic: double headed birds and rabbits.
Age: Approximately woven in the 1920’s
Ethnic Group: Kakchiquel
Origin: San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Materials: Cotton, silk; dyes: alizarin, natural dyes: mollusk.
Use: Saint’s Huipil
Technique: Woven on a back strap loom
Size: Approximately 8” x 5.5”