Beautiful San Lucas woman's huipil measuring 32 inches wide and 25 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 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. Two of the lower panel edges are selvage-finished, and two have been hemmed. Original adornment around the head-hole is retained. The stitching under the arm-holes, which makes this a usable garment, has been removed.
Measurements: 32 inches wide across the shoulders, 33 inches wide at the bottom, and 25 inches shoulder to hem.
Condition: Excellent, lightly used, some very slight soil is possible, some loose threads, some slight fading. There is also some staining in the lower white areas, and this can be seen in two of the pictures below. This is a very finely woven and quite attractive example.