Santa Maria Nebaj Huipil
Santa Maria Nebaj Huipil
Santa Maria Nebaj Huipil

Santa Maria Nebaj Huipil


Collection

AFFA Textiles


Identifier

AFFA24


Artist

unknown


Description

This is a huipil from the town of Santa Maria Nebaj in Guatemala. Nabaj is a highland town in the region known as Quiche. The indigenous population of the area are known as Ixil where they have their own distinct language. Woven by hand on a backstrap loom, this huipil is made of embroidered cotton with various shapes and animal figures. The vertical striped sides of the huipil may be from commercial fabric and added onto the huipil to widen it and lengthen the life of the huipil.


Medium

textile

Where Made (Region)

Santa Maria Nebaj

Where Made (Country)

Guatemala

Related place

Guatemala

How Acquired

Donation

When Acquired

Nov 20 2020

Name of Donor

Austin Friends of Folk Art