Woman's huipil (bodice) - ROM2014_14346_1


Woman's huipil (bodice)

Maker: Probably Mazatec culture
Medium:Cotton tabby and gauze with cotton satin-stitch embroidery
Geography: State of Oaxaca, Mexico
Date: 1875-1899
76 x 92 cm
Object number: 943.35.1
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Percy Robertson
Not on view
DescriptionThis handsome old-style huipil of hand-spun cotton died out decades ago. The eagle motif is a visual reference to the founding of the Aztec capital. A popular design after Mexican Independence in 1821, it shows an eagle perched on a nopal (prickly pear cactus).
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