Huipil

Woman’s blouse that would have been worn for everyday wear. Undecorated length would have been tucked into skirt and fastened with a belt. Recent years has seen the use of blues and greens away from the older red style.

Object Summary

Museum Number 185/2008/3
Simple Name blouse
Full Name blouse (huipil)
Common Name huipil
Production country Guatemala
Material cotton; wool
Period classification Modern (1945-)
Collection class Clothing and accessories
Collection continent America
Collection area/region CENT
Production parish Cakchiquel
Production town Santa Catarina Palopó
Production county Sololá
Production continent Latin America and the Caribbean
Production date 1990s
Cultural group Maya
Function name garment