Large woman's huipil measuring 36 inches wide and 27 inches long
This post 1980 daily use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. The foundation fabric is a dark charcoal-colored cotton. The geometric designs were added during the weaving process using the technique of supplemental-weft brocading. They were made using mostly cotton threads. It consists of three panels, which have been joined in the areas of the brocading using a fine overlapping stitch. All of the lower edges are selvage-finished, though there is some slight looseness in the threads in the lower areas from the manner in which they were removed from the loom. The lengths are also somewhat uneven. The adornment around the head-hole the traditional Chichicastenango sun design. The side stitching (which makes the huipil into a finished garment to be used) has been retained.
Measurements: 36 inches wide and 27 inches shoulder to hem, more or less; the design incorporates a variation of the Maya double-headed eagle, as well as other birds.
Condition: Very Good condition, with perhaps some light soil and a few loose threads.