Woman's huipil measuring 30 inches wide and 23 inches long
This post-1980 daily use huipil was woven on a backstrap loom. The traditional geometric designs were added during the weaving process using the technique of supplemental-weft brocading; they are almost entirely of artificial silk synthetic threads. It consists of two panels, down the center of the garment. All lower edges are hemmed. The stitching down the sides, under the arm-holes, which makes the huipil into a finished garment as used by the Maya women, has been removed to facilitate display. This a very nicely-made and finely-woven example. It lacks the traditional red shoulder bands, which has become a popular modern variation of the traditional form.
Measurements: 30 inches wide and 23 inches shoulder to hem.
Condition: Very Good, lightly used, some very slight soil is possible, a few loose or pulled threads; this is a very clean and very finely-woven huipil.