Decorative band for an unfinished huipil (bodice) - ROM2014_14421_37


Decorative band for an unfinished huipil (bodice)

Maker: Yucatec culture
Medium:Cotton organdy with cotton satin-stitch machine embroidery
Geography: State of Yucatán, Mexico
Date: c. 1930
Object number: 963.102.3.B
Credit Line: Gift of Luisa Reynes Gisbert
Not on view

Clothing worn by Maya women in the State of Yucatán often displays bands of floral decoration. In many Mexican communities, skilled embroiderers sell ready-made panels, which are bought by women who lack the time or ability to do their own embroidery.

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