Very nice traditional huipil measuring 24 inches wide and 34 inches long
This is a very finely woven huipil from Oaxaca. According to available references, the weaving techniques and design elements place the village of Tlacoazintepec as the place of origin. It was all handwoven in three panels on a back-strap loom. All edges are selvage finished. The seems where the panels have been joined are finely hand-stitched in red thread, and the sides are seamed with a plain stitch in white cotton. The foundation fabric is fine cotton. Techniques of both plain weave and gauze weave have been employed. The designs were added during the weaving process using supplemental weft brocading. It is of mixed synthetic and cotton thread.
This huipil was recently woven. It is in excellent condition, with no wear and perhaps some very slight soil.
Dimensions: the center panel is slightly wider than the two side panels; total width approx. 24 inches; total length shoulder to hem 34 inches. The designs are the same on the two sides excepts that all birds face in the opposite direction.
Condition: Excellent, never used, very light fold marks from storage. This is a very nice huipil.