According to one authoritative source: "The Aguacatan huipil falls into the "village specific blusa" category, as it uses a white, commercially produced cloth as it's base material. This relatively short blouse is worn hanging loose outside the corte. The body of the huipil often features bands of simple machine-embroidered plant and animal figures in outline form. Commercial findings, such as tapes, laces and colored ribbons, are added in horizontal bands. The hand embroidery of the neck opening can at times be aldea specific in its subtleties."
This contemporary ca. 2000 blusa incorporates these characteristics. The foundation fabric is synthetic commercial cloth. The design around the neck and chest were added using needle embroidery; this embroidery was also made using cotton thread. Other commercial ribbons of synthetic materials have also been added. The adornment around the head- and arm-holes is retained. The side stitching, which makes the huipil into a finished garment to be used, is still present.
Measurements: 29 inches wide across the shoulders, 25 inches wide across the waist, and about 20 inches long from shoulder to hem. The blouse is the same design both front and back.
Condition: Excellent, lightly used, with some loose threads and light soil possible. This is an attractive and authentic garment.