Maya huipil. Am1977,11.3

K'iche' Maya20th Century

British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

Embroidered huipil made of cotton. The ground is white, and has been embroided with magenta silk; pink, purple, white and black are also present. Depicts zigzag designs. The panels are stitched together with blue thread below the brocaded area. The huipil was donated in 1977 and Chichicastenango has been suggested as its place of origin.


  • Title: Maya huipil. Am1977,11.3
  • Creator: K'iche' Maya
  • Date Created: 20th Century
  • Location: The British Museum, London, UK
  • Type: Textile
  • Contributor: BM
  • Rights: ©Trustees of the British Museum
  • Medium: Cotton and silk

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