Antique huipil for a woman from Yucatan (probably Merida)

China poblana


Ethnic group: Mestiza

Donated by Angeles López-Portillo de Stiteler

Woman´s Huipil, 1908

Cotton fabric embroidered by hand with cotton threads of various colors around the neckline and at the hem. Five snaps are sewn around the neckline (two in front, two on the shoulders, and one at back) that were used to affix necklaces. (The snap´s other half would be sewn to the woman´s necklace.) The huipil had minor use and was restored in February 2017. A man from Pennsylvania in the United States bought the huipil during a business trip to Yucatan in 1908.

mom as china poblana.jpg
mom as china poblana.jpg