16 May – 6 October 2019
A new Spotlight Gallery exhibition focusing on historic and contemporary picb’il textiles from MAA’s collections.
The Q’eqchi-speaking Maya women of Central Guatemala make a type of finely woven cotton cloth called picb’il. This fabric is used in traditional blouses known as huipils, connecting women to their ancestors and identifying them as members of a particular indigenous community.
The contemporary picb’il were collected from women’s cooperatives as part of Cambridge doctoral student Callie Vandewielle’s 2016-17 fieldwork, funded through the generosity of the Crowther Beynon Grant.
Tuesday to Saturday 10:30 – 16:30
Sunday 12:00 – 16:30