Woman's huipil from San Jose Poaquil, a Comalapa neighbor
This post-1980 daily use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. It is of mixed cotton and synthetic threads, and of very traditional geometric designs. The designs were all added during the weaving process using supplemental weft brocading, and they are very nicely done. It consists of two panels, seemed down the center. The rows of designs in the two panels match quite well. All four of the lower panel edges are selvage-finished. Original adornment around the head-hole is still present. The stitching under the arm-holes has been removed, so that the garment can be opened and laid flat. This garment was purchased in 2011. The woman told be the origin was San Jose Poaquil, a near neighbor of Comalapa. The designs from this village are more traditional, more geometric, and confined to narrow horizontal bands.
Measurements: approx. 28 inches wide, and varying from 22 inches shoulder to hem in the front and 25 inches in the back.
Condition: Excellent, very lightly used, some very slight soil is possible, some loose threads.