Owner: IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Accn #: 2019-01-0054
Object: CLOTHING–Outerwear, shirt, huipel
Culture: Isthmus Zapotec
Material: cotton silk (velvet)
Description: This is a huipil bordado (embroidered shirt) was made in the early 1990s in a way that mimics older styles. This huipil was given to Dr. Anya Peterson Royce, an IU anthropologist with a long relationship with Juchitan, Oaxaca, Mexico and its people. Embroidered clothing like this shirt is traditional and worn on special occasions.