Woman's huipil measuring 23 inches wide and 21-23 inches long
This post-2000 daily use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. The foundation fabric is cotton, purple with colored stripes. The geometric and animal designs were added during the weaving process using the technique of supplemental-weft brocading. They were made using cotton and polished cotton threads. It consists of two panels, seemed down the center. Two lower edges are selvage-finished and two have short cut warp fringe. The adornment around the head- and arm-holes is retained. The side stitching (which made the huipil into a finished garment to be used) has been removed.
Measurements: 31 inches wide, 21-23 inches shoulder to hem front and back.
Condition: Excellent, lightly used, some very slight soil is possible. Some variation in the lengths of the panels is shown in the photos.
This is a newer style huipil which has appeared in Guatemala since the year 2000. From the weaving characteristics, it was obviously woven in Nahuala. But the layour of the design elements is very similar to that of the huipiles from Santo Domingo Xenacoq. Thus the atribution of these garments has been somewhat confusing.