Woman's huipil measuring 31 inches wide and 27 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 polished cotton threads. It consists of two panels, seamed down the center of the garment. All lower edges are nicely selvage-finished. 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 contains a modification of the traditional red shoulder bands, which has become a popular modern variation of the traditional form.
Measurements: 31 inches wide and 26-28 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.