Woman's huipil measuring 29 inches wide and 21 inches long
This post-1990 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. The embroidery is quite detailed in many concentric circles. 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 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 has been retained, so that the garment can be worn as originally intended.
Measurements: 29 inches wide and 21 inches shoulder to hem.
Condition: Very Good, lightly used, some very slight soil is possible, some loose threads, some slight fading. The first picture shows some looseness in the weave in the lower part of the panels where the weaving was terminated.