Browse Items (11 total)

huipil front.jpg
Huipils are precolonial garments used by indigenous people within the Mayan region in Central America. The Maya civilization developed thousands of years ago, with descendants living today in an area that incorporates southeast Mexico, all of…

2020.98.01.jpg
Andean textiles are some of the most intricate and technically complex textiles in the world, reflecting development over thousands of years prior to Spanish contact and continuing through modern times. Textiles were used in Andean culture as a form…

2000.18.02a, b, c.jpg
These three archaeological textile fragments represent the diversity of Andean weaving styles. Design motifs include imagery of serpents, birds, and stars and are reflective of indigenous cosmological beliefs. These pieces also demonstrate the wide…

2012.09.01.jpg
This archaeological textile originated from the Chancay people, an indigenous group that occupied territory in the central coast of current-day Peru from 1000-1470 CE.  A complex tapestry consisting of repeating colored squares containing a Pelican…

2002.11.01 (2).jpg
This headdress identifies the wearer as an unmarried woman from the Black Forest area of southwest Germany. This large, forested mountain range, bounded by the Rhine River to the west and south, contains many small, relatively inaccessible valleys to…

1990.14.03a, b.jpg
These socks belong to a community of Slavonic origin, who speak a “Gorani language” (a dialect of the Serbian language typical of Kosovo and Metohija) and who have adopted Islam as their religion. The Gorani people are an ethnic group living in the…

2014.04.03 overall.jpg
This garment is a tiered skirt with gathering at the waist covered by a plain waistband. The skirt is made from strips of alternating patchwork and ribbon applique, machine sewn together, with seven tiers in total. Three of the tiers (tiers 3, 5, and…

2007.99.02 outside.jpg
This silk ikat robe was probably made and worn in the early 20th century, in the Fergana Valley of Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan’s central location between two major rivers, the Syr Darya and the Amu Darya, allowed for trade from India, China, Russia,…

1971.02.04 front.jpg
The apron is first and foremost a garment. It is worn in two panels over an embroidered shirt, called a vyvhyvanka, covered at the waist by a wrapped belt, called a krayka, and topped with many overgarments (UATV English, 2017). The two-panel nature…

2019.02.02 front.jpg
This robe represents one style (kurte) of the embroidered long-sleeved robes and mantles worn by Tekke tribe women of the Turkmen ethnic group of Central Asia. (Meller, 2013). Kurtes were worn as outdoor coats by Tekke women, topping their daily…
Output Formats

atom, dc-rdf, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2