Woman's huipil measuring 27 inches wide and 21 inches long
This post-1980 daily use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. It is of mixed cotton and synthetic threads, and of very traditional geometric and animal designs. In this case the primary design is a large bird, a typical Chajul design. The designs were all added during the weaving process using supplemental weft brocading, and they are very nicely done. It consists of two panels, seemed down the center. The rows of designs in the two panels match quite well. All four of the lower panel edges are selvage finished, though a couple are a little ragged. Original adornment around the head-hole is retained. The stitching under the arm-holes, which makes this a usable garment, has been retained.
Measurements: 27 inches wide, and 21 inches shoulder to hem.
Condition: Excellent, lightly used, some very slight soil is possible, some loose threads.