Ca. 1980 huipil measuring 31 inches wide and 22-25 inches long
This ca. 1980 huipil was hand-woven on a backstrap loom. I purchased it on our first trip to Guatemala in 1997. It is all cotton and of very traditional geometric designs. The foundation fabric is pure white cotton, as is normal for this village. The designs were all added during the weaving process using supplemental weft brocading, and they are finely done. It consists of two panels, seemed down the center. In this case the randa stitch is very decorative. All four of the lower panel edges are nicely selvage-finished. Original adornment around the head-hole is retained; in this case it is machine embroidery. The stitching under the arm-holes has been removed, so that the garment can be opened and laid flat.
Measurements: 31 inches wide, 22 inches shoulder to hem in the front and 25 inches in the back.
Condition: Excellent, very lightly used, some very slight soil is possible.