Maya. <em>Woman's Blouse or Huipil</em>, 1930s or 1940s. Cotton, silk, 30 x 31 in. (76.2 x 78.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift in memory of Elizabeth Ege Freudenheim, 2005.15.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2005.15.1_PS1.jpg)

Woman's Blouse or Huipil


Medium: Cotton, silk

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:1930s or 1940s

Dimensions: 30 x 31 in. (76.2 x 78.7 cm)


Accession Number: 2005.15.1

Image: 2005.15.1_PS1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Ceremonial blouse or huipil made of three four-selvedge panels of white cotton, brocaded on the front, back and shoulders. The multicolored design on the central panel represents the double-headed eagle, and the horizontal bars represent its wing and tail feathers. The neck opening with its silk appliqué of radiating points represents the sun, and the four rosettes represent the four directions. Condition: good

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