Woman's huipil measuring 33 inches wide and 22 inches long
This post-1980 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 a beautiful floral design. 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 removed, so that the garment can be laid flat or worn like a poncho.
Measurements: 33 inches wide and 22 inches shoulder to hem.
Condition: Very Good, lightly used, some very slight soil is possible, some loose threads, some slight fading. The second picture shows some looseness in the weave in the lower part of the panels where the weaving was terminated.