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Blade

This is a piece of an obsidian blade from Mexico. Blades like this could be broken into pieces and used for many farming and craft activities.

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Huipil

A traditional plain woven lady’s blouse made from three lengths on a backstrap loom from hand-spun cotton. It displays a wealth of brocaded patterning worked with commercial thread. Lengths are joined by decorative stitching.

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Huipil

Woven in three sections, most of the blouse is plain with the neck and shoulders decorated with woollen embroidery. Weaver has demonstrated their skill through intense interlocking geometric designs.

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Huipil

Woven into the top half of the blouse is a stylized depiction of an opossum. This is the manifestation of the Maya God of Dawn and is a common motif to San Juan Sacatepeques and San Raimundo.

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Huipil

This long traditional tunic consist of long lengths of decorated cotton cloth that have been sewn together. The vertical red banding and strips of indigo dyed material that cover the seams are typically Trique.

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Huipil

A woven blouse like this has been worn in Central America by women for hundreds of years. The colour of the weave with additional embroidered designs allow observers to identify where it was made.

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