Small woman's huipil measuring 27 inches wide and 15.5 inches long
This fine huipil is from Colotenango in the western highlands of Guatemala. It dates from after 1980, and was purchased in the late 1990s. It was handwoven on a backstrap loom in 3 panels, which are seamed with a simple stitch. The designs were added during the weaving process using supplemental weft brocading. All six lower edges are nicely selvage-finished. The colorful crochet work around the head- and arm-holes is still present, as is the finely-sewn stitching under the arms which makes the textile into a finished garment. This huipil was purchased in Guatemala in the late 1990s and is as found and exactly as used by the indigenous Mayan woman.
Measurements: approximately 27 inches wide and 15.5 inches shoulder to hem.
Condition: Excellent , lightly used, some very slight soil possible but not noticeable.