Large woman's huipil with bold geometric design
This post 2000 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, though a few plastic or metallic threads have been added to provide glitter. It consists of three panels, which have been joined in the areas of the brocading. 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 removed.
Measurements: 33 inches wide and 27 inches shoulder to hem, more or less; the design incorporates bold geometric designs.
Condition: Very Good condition, with perhaps some light soil and a few loose threads. This garment is quite finely woven.