Ceremonial huipil (embroidered), made of cloth (?, silk), net (?, silk), thread (silk).
Made from three panels of figured net of unequal width, and not symmetrical. It is short in length, and embroidered in a wide band around the neck and arm openings.
So heavily embroidered with flower motifs in thick yarns that it has necessitated reinforcement with a fine woven material on the reverse. The embroidery stitches are worked through both layers. Some of the embroidery colours have run into the surrounding material.
- Found/Acquired: Coban
- (Americas,Central America,Guatemala,Alta Verapaz,Coban)
- Width: 92 centimetres
- Length: 42 centimetres
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: ESA26770
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