Huipil Blanco is the first in a series of pieces based on the traditional women’s blouse. Huipils are worn in Southern Mexico (Oaxaca and Chiapas) and Guatemala. Indigenous women have woven and embroidered these garments for thousands of years. I created this form using photos of huipils that I saw at the Textile Museum in Chiapas as well as images of Frida Kahlo’s clothing collection. This piece is mostly a monochromatic white piece with colorful vertical stripes that echo the stripes that often appear in the traditional huipils.
Medium: Screen printing on fused plastic bags, sewing, cutting
Size:.48 x 57 x 2″ Date: 2020