Beautiful huipil of Calendario Maya design
This post-2000 daily use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. The foundation material is a very soft and supple polished cotton thread called locally aleman, possibly because many years ago the thread was imported from Germany. The designs were all added using needle embroidery after the basic garment was completed. I have been told that this design is called Calendario Maya or Maya calendar. It is beautifully embroidered of fine embroidery floss, mostly cotton but some synthetic artificial silk (rayon or orlon). It consists of two panels, seemed down the center. In this case the randa is comprised of a simple zig-zag stitch. All four lower edges are beautifully selvage-finished. Original adornment around the arm- and head-holes is retained and has the same intricate beauty. The stitching under the arm-holes, which makes the garment finished for use, is still present.
Measurements: 33 inches wide, 22 inches shoulder to hem.
Condition: Excellent, very lightly used, some very slight soil is possible. This is a very beautiful huipil.