Large woman's huipil of ca. 1980 traditional design
This ca. 1980-1990 daily use huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. The foundation fabric is a supple dark red polished cotton cotton. The fine geometric designs were added during the weaving process using the technique of supplemental-weft brocading. They were made using synthetic orlon or rayon artificial silk threads. It consists of two panels, joined in the center to form the garment. Three of the lower edges are hemmed, one is nicely selvage-finished. The adornment around the head-hole and arm holes is a simple velvet edging. The side stitching (which makes the huipil into a finished garment to be used) has been removed.
Measurements: 32 inches wide and 23-25 inches shoulder to hem, more or less.
Condition: Very Good condition, with some light soil and loose threads possible. Generally in very nice lightly used condition.