Woman's huipil measuring 30 inches wide and 24 inches long
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 base fabric is a supple black cotton. 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- and arm-holes is retained. The stitching under the arm-holes has been removed.
Measurements: 30 inches wide and approximately 24 inches long
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. As can be seen in the first photo, the lengths of the two panels are somewhat uneven.