Girl's Veil

Girl's embroidered xukuri - Photograph ©Yvonne Negrín 2018

This girl's veil, xukuri in Wixárika, is embroidered on cotton muslin and embroidered in the cross-stitch with cotton aniline dyed embroidery thread and the edges are finished in a navy blue cotton cloth. The xukuri is typically worn on the head but also as a poncho. The motifs in this piece are the traditional eight point star with the peyote design, the puma, and double headed eagle. Today we still see many xukurite that are made from "manto" and embroidered but also ones that are made from scarfs purchased in the cities.

Create Date: 
1980
Object Medium: 
Materials & Techniques: 
Cotton muslin cloth, aniline dyed embroidery thread, and blue cotton trim
Dimensions: 
Width
0.40m.
Height
0.40m.