- Museum number
Huipil; made of cotton; rectangle of white open-mesh embroidery cloth (cuadrillé in Spanish), folded in half; rounded neck opening cut; embroidered in cross-stitch in cotton thread; motifs include red and purple flowers along bottom, multicoloured birds and flowers on chest, red flowers on shoulders.
- Production date
Length: 86 centimetres
Width: 63 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Although a huipil such as this is inspired by those currently in use, it is greatly simplified and intended for sale.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1977-1978, London, Horniman Museum
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Objects collected during the 1970s by Chloë Sayer and Marcos Ortiz. They were exhibited in 1977-1978 at the Horniman Museum, and later acquired by the British Museum.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number