Blouse

About this object

History of use

A traditional everyday clothing item for Shipibo women.

Narrative

The two blouses, 3314/2-3, were both made and worn by Olinda Silvano Inuma de Arias or Silvia Ricopa Chocano.

Physical description

Lightly-ruched, gold-coloured women’s blouse with dark-blue bands around neck and torso. Has slight V-neck opening on back. Neck band on both front and back, torso band only on back. Neck band is trimmed with black, lime green, white and neon pink. Blue torso band has a neon pink band underneath it and is trimmed with light pink, black, yellow, teal, orange, purple, neon green, white, red, light blue and gold. Each blouse cuff has two lines of trim. One furthest from the cuff is dark blue, white and red. Line along the cuff is black and neon pink.