Green San Lucas girl's huipil measuring 24 inches wide and 17 inches long
This post-1980 daily use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. It is of mixed cotton and synthetic threads, the brocading being of synthetic silk, probably orlon embroidery floss. This gives a more vibrant and durable color than do pure cotton threads. 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. Two of the four of the lower edges have warp fringes, the other two are selvage finished. Original adornment around the head-hole is applied decorative elements, and is retained. The stitching under the arm-holes, which makes this a usable garment, is still present.
Measurements: 23 inches wide across the shoulders and sleeves, 25 inches wide at the bottom, and 17 inches shoulder to hem.
Condition: Excellent, lightly used, some very slight soil is possible, some loose threads.