Woman's huipil measuring 32 inches wide and 21 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 is a simple stitch concealed on the inside of the garment. All four lower edges are beautifully selvage-finished. Original crocheted adornment around the arm- and head-holes is retained. The stitching under the arm-holes has been removed, so that the garment can be laid flat or worn like a poncho.
Measurements: 32 inches wide and 21 inches shoulder to hem.
Condition: Very Good, lightly used, some very slight soil is possible, a few loose or pulled threads. There is also some looseness in the lower part of the foundation fabric on one side, where the weaving battens were removed. This flaw is locally called golpeado.