Woman's huipil (bodice) - ROM2014_14346_26


Woman's huipil (bodice)

Maker: Chinantec culture
Medium:Cotton tabby and gauze with embroidered designs
Geography: San Felipe Usila, State of Oaxaca, Mexico
Date: 1964
90 x 74 cm
Object number: 986.206.4
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of Mrs. A. Murray Vaughan from the Doris Heyden Collection
Not on view

The huipil is worn in an enormous number of indigenous communities, both coastal and highland, across Oaxaca and Guerrero. The Chinantec, Triqui, Mixtec, Tacuate, Zapotec, and Amuzgo are immensely skilled weavers. Although they share a range of designs that reflect their cultural heritage, each woman's work is unique and recognizable by her peers.

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